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Hard ascents by Vadim Timonov in Magic Wood

Russian team athlete Vadim Timonov is having a good time in Magic Wood and has climbed most of the hardest problems there.

After the World Championships in Innsbruck (12th) and the adidas Rockstars 16th), Vadim Timonov headed to Magic Wood in the Swiss Averstal.

Vadim Timonov on Ill Trill, ~8B+, Magic Wood, Switzerland, 153 kb
Vadim Timonov on Ill Trill, ~8B+, Magic Wood, Switzerland
© Vadim Timonov
Right away he made quick work of Chris Sharma's The Never Ending Story, ~8B+, needing only two short sessions. Next up was Chris Webb Parson's Believe in two, another ~8B+ that wend down in two sessions.

Vadim decided it was time for something harder and went for Sharma's Practice of the wild.
At the first day I thought I would send it pretty fast. But I injured my knee and tried to find a new sequence. It was difficult to walk for a couple of days. Today I felt I could use my old beta with a heel hook. And eventually sent it. He also said he thinks this one is more 8B+ than 8C, so let's say ~8B+/C.

Now Vadim headed uphill where he found and did Bernd Zangerl's New Base Line, ~8B+. It was my dream!. The following day he made a very quick ascent of Paul Robinson's Ill Trill, ~8B+, and concluded Time to search for a new project.

Which he did. The project he found was Nalle Hukkataival's majestic The Understanding, ~8C.

Yeees! It was the most beautiful and scary boulder I've ever done! I can't believe that I've sent it!

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This was only the third ascent, after Nalle and Jimmy Webb.

Vadim Timonov is sponsored by: adidas



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