Shawn Raboutou and Magnus Midtbø attempt Vecchio LeoneFri Night Vid

© Magnus Midtbø

Ignore the clickbait title, this week's Friday Night Video is an insight into how the top boulderers operate. Magnus Midtbø interviews Shawn Raboutou while the pair attempt the classic Swiss Font 8B, Vecchio Leone, at Brione. The pair talk about Shawn's pedigree and his approach to hard bouldering.

Shawn has been in the headlines constantly this year after announcing that he had climbed two Font 9As: Alphane at Chironico and Megatron in Eldorado Canyon. He has now attempted all the Font 9s in the world and is arguably the driving force behind cutting edge bouldering at the moment.

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