Nimrod Marcus does three 8B+'s in Magic Wood

17 September 2023

Nimrod Marcus, #5 in the World Championships 2021, has been on a ten days trip to Magic Wood where his hardest sends were; The Never Ending Story (8B+), New base line (8B+) and Mystic Stylez (8B+).

Can you tell us more about your trip?
My trip to Magic Wood was so much fun. I don't usually get the chance to climb outdoors, and Magic Wood has been a dream destination of mine for a long time. My primary objective on this trip was to conquer Mystic Stylez, a very short and powerful boulder that was also quite complex. It felt amazing to top it. I was also thrilled to have been able to tackle some classics like New Base Line, Never Ending Story, and Riverbed. I am already looking forward to my next trip to Magic Wood!

How many sessions did you need to do the three 8B+'?
For Mystic I needed 4 sessions this trip. I had already had one small session in the past. For New Base Line I needed one short session this trip, and already had a session on it last year. And for Never Ending story I just needed one short session as it really suited my style.

How often do you get chances to climb outdoors?
I try to have one trip every year, but not always can, I had 3 trips in the past: Albarraçin 2018, Ticino 2021 and Ticino 2022. Climbing in Israel is Slowly developing, we have some good rocks but not everywhere is allowed to climb. I hope in the future we will have more places to climb.

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