Angefangen hat der Trip nach Japan auf ungewöhnliche Art und Weise, nämlich per WhatsApp. Anna Stöhr hat Jule Wurm in einer Textnachricht gefragt, wie es ihr geht und ob sie Lust hat zum Bouldern nach Japan zu fahren. Nach einem Blick in ihren Terminkalender hat Jule schnell eine Zusage gemacht.
"A gem rarer than diamonds." That's how BD Athlete Nalle Hukkataival describes The Finnish Line (V16). Sitting untouched for years within a mecca for bouldering, Nalle's latest testpiece has it all-aesthetics, difficulty and a beautiful setting. Plus, it's now a contender for Rocklands' hardest boulder problem.
20 years ago Werner Thon made a remarkable first ascent of "Zerberus". Back then he graded it fb 8B+ and reached a new level of bouldering in Germany. Although it got downgraded to fb 8B later, it's still a testpiece for most and for sure one of the best boulder problems in the Frankenjura.
Pop quiz. What does FrictionLabs Pro Alex Puccio do on the reg? Top out boulders! ;) Here's another! Evil Backwards, V13. Lincoln Lake, CO. Video: Joel Zerr. Alex's favorite blend? Secret Stuff + Gorilla Grip.
Torridon is situated in the North West of Scotland and is home to some of the best bouldering in Britain! This winter season we focused mainly on trying to climb the classics and a few harder problems and this is what happened...
At the foot of the Altiplano in northern Argentina lies the wide and sandstone covered valley of Brealito at 2500m of altitude. The place is as calm and beautiful as it can be and there are some thousands of boulders to open (and to brush).