Iordanit 9a FA by Alexey Rubtsov

Monday, 8 June

Alexey Rubtsov, Boulder World Champion in 2016, has done the FA of Iordanit 9a in Lietlahti Park. It was bolted in 2015 by Sergey Shaferov and Rubtsov has projected it for a total of five days, out of which three this spring. (c) Nikita Tsarev

How did you train during the lockdown? I spent 8 weeks in a house 200 km from Moscow with my family in the forest, next to a river with no neighbors. I trained every day, without a climbing wall, but I had holds for pull-ups and boards. Honestly, it was a very productive period, and after returning to the gym I climbed all my projects in the first training session despite a long break in climbing. Sometimes it’s good to be alone with yourself. Now I have the opportunity to climb on rocks in Russia. Quarantine still exists, but I can travel to some regions.

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