Sam Weir sends Foundations Edge (8C)

2 June 2023

Sam Weir reports on Insta that he has done Foundations Edge (8C) in Bas-Valais. Here is the video.The 32-year-old started climbing in 2012 and within a year he did his first 8A. In total, he has now sent seven 8C’s.

Can you tell us more about the ascent?
I worked the boulder a lot in 2021 and got really close to doing it but then winter came and was always mentally tired for the last hard move. Must have fallen there 20 times... In 2022 my life got busy with work and moving and I lost motivation for a while only climbing outside a handful times but incorporated some light weight lifting to my normal training (hangboarding and board climbing). The training worked and I managed to send the boulder third try this year first session back. It was really cool to see that year of just basic training paid off. It has been a good 2023 so far. What's next? I am trying Fuck the System 8c+ and would like to do Gioia 8C+ without the kneebar. 2 big goals should keep me busy for a while:)

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