Dicktopia 8C by Paul Robinson

Tuesday, 14 December

Paul Robinson has done Dicktopia (8C) in Camp Dick. "For me this climb was a good battle and test of my strength. After my neck surgery, I began trying Dicktopia. I managed to send the right exit, little Richard, and was getting close on the full line. Then I hurt my leg and had to get surgery. When I started to train again, my goal was to get strong enough to finish off Dicktopia. I managed to get a few good days on it and then sent it! It felt really good to know I am climbing better now than before the first surgery. I am really excited to keep training and hopefully send some more hard lines this winter."

What kind of leg injury did you suffer and when?
I hurt my leg in June while working at my house. I slipped on a piece of metal and cut through the peroneal tendon. Here is the video. In total, Paul has now done more than 1 000 8A and harder, which is most in the world, out of which 23 8C's.

Last January the 33-year-old had a disc replacement surgery. "I had my discs c4/5 and c5/6 replaced. I think the reason that I had to get the surgery was partly due to my genetics as well as taking 23 years of falls from bouldering. I did the surgery because I love pushing myself in climbing. I love trying to push myself to climb some of the hardest boulders in the world and if I did not get the surgery I would never be able to climb that hard again."

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