8a’s Boulderers of 2022

EDITORIAL

10 January 2023

1. Katie Lamb - USA
Katie has been the leader of the 8a boulder ranking for almost two years. In spite of that, the 24-year-old has been under the radar with, as an example, only 41 posts on Insta. In 2022, she did three 8B+ and five 8B's. Here is a recent recent portrait video featuring her fifth 8B+.

2. Alex Puccio - USA
Comments by Alex after sending her ninth 8B+. In total, she has done 250+ boulders 8A and harder which is the most by any female.

3. Allison Vest - CAN
A former World Cup climber who stopped competing in 2021. Last year, she did her first 8B+ and three 8B's as well as flashed two 8A's. Here are her
comments and here is a recent video portrait.

1. William Bosi - GBR 15 boulders 8C to 9A and 6 flashes 8B or 8B+. Will set a new historic 8a record with 12 335 points. Here is his comments on Alphane.

2. Shawn Raboutou - USA
Two 9A FAs and also two 8C+ FAs. As Shawn often does not publish his ascents as soon as they're complete, it might be that we need to put him on top within six months or so. Here he shed some light on his approach.

3. Aidan Roberts - UK
Alphane 9A, two 8C+ and a couple 8C's. Here are some comments by him after an 8C 2nd Go and his ascent of Alphane (9A).

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DNA 9c FA by Seb Bouin

5 May 2022

DNA 9c FA by Seb Bouin

Sebastien BOUIN, who previously has done three 9b/+, reports on Insta that he has done the FA of DNA 9c in Verdon. "I'm happy to have completed this project. Af…

Open Your Mind 8c+ by Illya Bakhmet-Smolenskyi (17)

12 January 2023

Open Your Mind 8c+ by Illya Bakhmet-Smolenskyi (17)

Illya Bakhmet-Smolenskyi has done Open your mind (8c+) in Santa Linya. The Ukrainian made his first 8a news at age eleven when he did his first three 8c’s as we…

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