So, an ~8B+ that has gone more than a decade without a repeat? Can it really be "only" 8B+?
This is what Nalle had to say:
Singularity!!! Inspiring vision and persistence from Tim Clifford who opened the boulder over ten years ago without a repetition until yesterday! What an amazing boulder! So straight-forward looking, yet so intricate. Climbing something you've been hearing about for years always make it more special. Starting on the rail a bit lower seemed like the more obvious start to the boulder to me.
Really extra tough to comment on the difficulty. The fact that it's fended off the efforts of a list of V15 climbers for over a decade must mean something. Does that suggest V15? Or make it a V14 that's just really hard to do? Is there a difference between those two?
Good questions no doubt, and I'll leave it to Nalle and future repeaters to answer them...(but surely it must be ~8C, right?)