Alex Johnson does the Mandala, 8A+

Alex Johnson on The Mandala, 8A+  © Wills Young
Alex Johnson on The Mandala, 8A+
© Wills Young
Alex Johnson has become the second woman (as far as I know), after Lisa Rands, to repeat Bishop's own über classic The Mandala.

The problem has a long story of beta changes and broken holds but at the moment the grade seems to have settled at Font 8A+ for the standing start and Font 8B/+ for the sit down.

Bishop is bound to be heating up quite significantly very soon, as a bunch of strong Euros, headed by Kilian Fischhuber, Anna Stöhr, Nalle Hukkataival and Guillaume Glairon Mondet, will be arriving shortly.


Alex Johnson is sponsored by Mammut and Five Ten

Source: Bishop bouldering

The American climber Alex Johnson and Johnny Dawes with the new Bishop Bouldering guidebook  © Mick Ryan
The American climber Alex Johnson and Johnny Dawes with the new Bishop Bouldering guidebook
© Mick Ryan

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30 Jan, 2011
Awesome, I cant wait till Nalle gets his ass over there and tear's the whole place apart.
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