8b flash by James Pearson


21 February 2007

James Pearson has managed to flash Ganymede takeover, 8B, at Brione, Switzerland. If the grade stays 8B, this is the hardest bouldering flash ever. Ganymede takeover, a Dave Graham-problem, was originally graded 8B+ but has since the FA come down a notch and seems to be settling around 8B. Last summer, James flashed Secret Splendor, initially graded 8B and then downgraded to 8A+. Others who, in the past, have been credited with the first 8B-flash include Chris Sharma, Fred Nicole and James Litz. Source: www.freakclimbing.com

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