/ THE LOWDOWN: 8C+ boulder by Ondra
If this is the problem I think it is, it is relatively long on quite sharp tiny holds...
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It took him 11 days? WTF, does he have a cold?!
That was a really enjoyable read. He seems a lot more natural speaking in English than a few years ago.
How many 8C+'s are there? He seems to imply its the first 8C+
> How many 8C+'s are there? He seems to imply its the first 8C+
To me it sounds more like he found it a step harder than the boulders he tried that are fairly well established at 8C. Im sure he'd be the first to point out theres a lot of hard boulders he hasn't done.
Stunning performance again from Ondra. Incredible that he can be at the very front of the pack at bouldering AND long sport climbs
I believe 8C+ is an unconfirmed new level in bouldering. Previous 8C+ claims have been downgraded by subsequent ascensionists and in the odd case in hindsight by the FA, or are effectively routes where a bouldering grade is meaningless. I think that's what Ondra Wad is getting at by suggesting it's daft to carry on saying something is just soft/mid/hard 8C, just let the new grade happen.
Having said that, has Lucid Dreaming seen a repeat yet?
Some more pics for those interested...
is he wearing odd shoes?
Only on one of his feet.
> Some more pics for those interested...
No wonder he found it so hard, he took his top off half way through.
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