14 November 2023

Eliáš Kysela, 17, does Estado Critico (9a)

Eliáš Kysela, who last month did his first 9a, has sent Estado critico (9a) in Siurana. Last summer, the 17-year-old did his first 8c, and now 16 months later he has done ten routes 8c to 9a.

It was pretty quick to send this route, the first crux is quite easy for me but it was a lot of struggle at the top, so I checked the moves on the first day and four days later I sent this line for 9 attempts. I plan to return in the winter to climb other projects in this sector.”

What projects are you thinking about now?
In the second half of the trip I tried La Rambla (9a+). I did all the moves and linked some sequences.

What's the secret to your progress over the last year?
I trained hard over the winter and spent more time on the rocks. I do some power and power endurance training and hard bouldering. Usually on a spray wall. I train 5-6 days * 3 hours per week.
Most commented
Jernej Kruder sends Martin Krpan (9a) sans knee pads

Jernej Kruder, who won the Boulder World Cup in 2018, has done Martin Krpan (9a) in Mišja Peč. “I would like to expose something here: I spent many tries on t…

Welcome to Vertical-Life Web

Six years after partnering with 8a.nu, we’re excited to announce the unification of the 8a.nu website and the Vertical-Life app into a single platform: Vertical…

Will Bosi repeats Return of the Sleepwalker (9A)

William Bosi has made the second ascent of Daniel Woods’ Return of the Sleepwalker (9A) in Black Velvet Canyon, after projecting it for 12 sessions. This was th…

Estado Critico 9a by Darius Rapa (16)

Darius Rapa, who last year did his first 9a and won one Euro Youth Cup, has done Estado critico (9a) in Siurana. "Sooo damn happy to clip the chain on this 35 m…

Chaehyeon Seo sent La Rambla (9a+) in Siurana after trying it for only five days. In 2019, at age 15, she won four straight World Cups.

Marco Zanone ticks La Rambla (9a+)

Marco Zanone has done La Rambla (9a+) in Siurana. It was bolted by Alex Huber, who stopped at the first 9a (8c+) anchor and then in 2003 Ramon Julian made the F…