Will Bosi has made the first repeat of Nalle Hukkataival's Burden of Dreams 9A, the world's first 9A boulder in Lappnor, east of Helsinki, Finland. Initially known as the Lappnor Project, Nalle climbed the line in 2016 to establish the world's hardest boulder problem. Will has confirmed the grade at 9A/V17.
2 people have given Soudain Seul 9A, 2 people have given Burden of Dreams 9A (although Nico Pelorson said he doesn't think SS is 9A). Simon Lorenzi said that he found Soudain Seul a bit harder than Alphane. It's just speculation but if you assume SS isn't confirmed then it throws doubt on Alphane as well, so potentially no one has done 2 confirmed 9As. I personally think it seems like they are all 9As.
As an aside, well done to Will, this is a great time for British bouldering.
Personally, I would assume Soudeain Seul is 9A. But that is me, Nico Pelorson thought 8C+. Alphane is 9A (soft) in Wills eyes. I would have thought, it just takes a couple more ascents and the grade of Soudain is more solid, likewise in Alphane. Or is that thinking too conservative?
While your argument is interesting, it only builds on one opinion, that of Simon Lorenzi. OK he is the only one that climbed both. So we could deal with more opinions.
"Scottish man" Mr Bosi made it into the sports pages of Helsingin Sanomat, Finland's leading national daily paper. My Finnish isn't good enough to get it all but it definitely mentions it's the world's hardest climbing route! Perhaps it gets into the nuances of bouldering compared to route climbing further into the article, but Finns do tend to get very excited when the country is the best at anything, so perhaps the nuances aren't so important after all!
True, but then he stopped. All he needs to do to keep it quiet is ask Shawn and the two people videographers to not tell anyone, and it's sorted. Just look at Shawn doing Alphane and Megatron, they weren't publicly known for months!
Amazing, I think with the models of very hard problems, 9A+/9B might be possible.
I was doing other early ascents in the boulder area in Lappnor, and scrambled on top of the BoD boulder before it had been cleaned from moss and wet rock plants . Maybe one of the first 'ascents' of the boulder
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