La Dura Dura Climb

La Dura Dura

La Dura Dura Bio While La Dura Dura was the second route to be awarded the grade of 9b+, it was the first to be confirmed at this grade and is still considered one of the most difficult sport climbs in the world. The route shot to fame due to the well-documented battle for the …

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Livin Large Boulder Problem 8C Rocklands

Livin Large

In 2008, Nalle Hukkataival was searching for his next big project. He has spent a considerable amount of time hiking around the Kleinfontein area of the Rocklands, searching for his next boulder project to test himself against. During his search, Hukkataival and Kevin Jorgeson discovered a new bouldering sector beside Kleinfontein, which they later dubbed …

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Burden of Dreams Hard Climbs

Burden of Dreams

Burden of Dreams Bio Discovering The Project Burden of Dreams, originally known as the Lappnor project, had been on Nalle’s radar since the summer of 2013. After returning home from a climbing trip in Australia, a friend introduced Nalle to a problem they had found and, although the imposing boulder presented too much of a …

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off the wagon boulder 8C+

Off the Wagon

Off the Wagon Bio The now-iconic problem first popped up on the climbing communities radar after Dave Graham moved to Ticino in 2005, drawn to the region because of its never-ending variety of high-quality rock and endless climbing opportunities. “The pool of projects is massive, to me this is like the future realm” he proclaimed. …

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La Planta de Shiva 9b climb Spain

La Planta De Shiva

La Planta de Shiva Bio Villanueva del Rosario, an imposing crag sitting above the remote Spanish village is home to two 9b, endurance testing routes, Chilam Balam and La Planta de Shiva. La Planta de Shiva, although shorter than Chilam Balam, is still a renowned endurance-zapping test piece. The 45-meter route consists of powerful tufa …

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Byaku Dou boulder climb


The Byaku Dou Bio Byaku-Dou begins with a feet-first start into a traverse across a 40° roof overhang, with approximately 11 moves of 8B/V13 climbing, made up of technical moves on tricky, crimpy pockets. The second part of the problem, which intersects with the upper section of Bachelorette, a slightly easier 8A+/V12 with a redpoint …

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jour de chasse Fontainebleau

Jour de Chasse

Jour de Chasse Bio Sharing the opening four moves with Mécanique Elèmentaire (8B+),  Jour de Chasse was claimed by Jan Hojer in December 2013 and takes the most obvious line directly up the center of the boulder.  Like Mécanique Elèmentaire, the problem starts on a crimp rail with a dynamic reach to a large sloppy …

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Monkey Wedding Rocklands

Monkey Wedding

Monkey Wedding Bio The notoriously difficult 14-move problem was put up by Fred Nicole in August 2002. At the time of his first ascent, Nicole awarded the problem the grade of 8B+/V14. Since then the route has had over a dozen repeats with the consensus being that the route is closer to the 8C/V15 grade.   …

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