La Rustica 8C by Jernej Kruder

Friday, 17 December

Jernej Kruder, Euro Champion in 2020, has repeated Jimmy Webb's La Rustica (8C) in Valle Bavona. "I'm dreaming..." (c) Vladek Zumr

Previoulsy the 31-year-old has done 17 boulders 8B+ or 8C but just one 8B+ in 2021 and that was in February. On Insta, Jernej comments that he has lately struggled to send hard and La Rustica did not come easy and he also faced some pain in his arm, hamstring and ribs. "Endless tries lifting my ass off the ground until boom...I stuck the pocket 🤩. That's where the game began. Two heels hooks on painful hamstring, getting pumped, bad night vision, numb fingers, but desire so high there was no place to fail."

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