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Successful Trip to Switzerland for Will Bosi

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Will Bosi has just returned from a bouldering trip to Switzerland with an eye-watering ticklist. Joining forces with bouldering legend Dave Graham and young gun Shawn Raboutou, Will focused on a mixture of brutally hard classics and new testpieces.

Will on Hazel Grace (Font 8B+)  © Band of Birds
Will on Hazel Grace (Font 8B+)
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In Fionnay, near Verbier, Will made quick ascents of Dave Graham's king line Foundation's Edge (8C) as well as Scarred for Life (8B+) before moving to the Gotthard Pass to climb Hazel Grace (8B+). Over in the Susten Pass, Will climbed Highlander (8B+), Gepress e Hasse (8A) and a flash of Red Snapper (8A+). Finally, he flashed one of the best looking lines in the area, Dulcifer Sit (8A+) in Schöllenen Gorge.

Hazel Grace was first climbed by Giuliano Cameroni  © Band of Birds
Hazel Grace was first climbed by Giuliano Cameroni
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Will commented on the trip: "These boulders are absolutely incredible, so just being able to try them was great fun. It was hugely rewarding to get them sent fast as well. Definitely shows my training has been paying off and that I am in a good shape. It gives me more confidence in the FAs I did at the beginning of the year in Spain but it is back to training now for future projects next year!"

Will flashing Dulcifer Low (8A+)  © Band of Birds
Will flashing Dulcifer Low (8A+)
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Will has amassed an impressive ticklist this year. In March, he made the first ascent of King Capella (9b+) at Siurana, Spain. Closer to home, he made a rare ascent of Steve McClure's Northern Lights at Kilnsey. 

Watch our interview with Will from back in April below:


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Will is 22 and based in Edinburgh, Scotland. At 17, Will became the youngest Brit to climb 9a at the time with Rainshadow at Malham Cove. Since then, Bosi has become one of the leading lights of GB Climbing. In 2018, he...

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21 Oct

what an absolute beast!

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