Shawn Raboutou doing the FA of Story of 3 Worlds 8C+

21 July 2022

In 2005, David Graham made the FA of The Story Of 2 Worlds (8C) in Cresciano. The name reflected the new inflated grades of that time and Dave made a statement that pretty much stopped the inflation and later many hard-core boulders were actually downgraded to fit the "new 8C standard". In the video, Shawn Raboutou has added a new start from the left where he makes an insane dyno into an undercling, linking it midways into Dave's classical testpiece, establishing Story of 3 Worlds 8C+. Shawn, the sibling to Olympian Brooke, has been somewhat under the radar for some years, not updating his hardest ascent on Insta. One example of this is that Shawn has done two possible 9A's which 8a has reported but which Shawn has not posted. Including also, at least, six 8C+ the 24-year-old should be a contender to Daniel Woods to be the #1 boulderer in the world.

Carlo Traversi made the third repeat back in 2013 and comments. "I’ve always looked at the left start for the Story, but with the way that I climbed Story it always seemed unlikely to make the full link work. The discovery of many kneebars obviously makes this link far more doable than without using them."

7  C O M M E N T S:
Sort by: Date A Reply A

MOST COMMENTED

Sever The Wicked Hand 9a by Illya Bakhmet-Smolensky (17)

24 September 2022

Sever The Wicked Hand 9a by Illya Bakhmet-Smolensky (17)

Illya Bakhmet-Smolenskyi, who last year did three 9a's, has done Sever The Wicked Hand (9a) in Frankenjura. "Probably a bit too easy for 9a, but still pretty p…

Delirium 8C by Noah Wheeler

18 September 2022

Delirium 8C by Noah Wheeler

Noah Wheeler has done Delirium (8C) at Mt Evans. The 20-year-old started bouldering outdoors only in 2020 as until then focused on competition. "After doing W…

20 September 2022

Ces démons niaquent 8a (+) by Cathy Wagner (57)

Cathy Wagner has done Ces démons niaquent (8a+) in Précipice de Corbière, giving it a personal 8a grade. "HAPPY! Outstanding route, where many technical kneebars around single tufa allowed me to compensate for my lack of the physical strength. But even with that, it was not at all given, especially …

RELATED

The Story of 2 Worlds 8C by Sebastien Biner

14 February 2022

The Story of 2 Worlds 8C by Sebastien Biner

Sebastien Biner has done the ultra classical The Story Of 2 Worlds (8C) in Cresciano. It was put up, as a sit start to The Dagger 8B (+), by David Graham in 200…

The Story of 2 Worlds 8C (B+) by Killian Chabrier

5 November 2021

The Story of 2 Worlds 8C (B+) by Killian Chabrier

Killian Chabrier, who just did Dreamtime 8B+ (C) in two sessions has done a likewise quick ascent of another Cresciano classic, The Story Of 2 Worlds (8C) givin…

The Story Of 2 Worlds by Andy "Peter" Lamb

15 March 2022

The Story Of 2 Worlds by Andy "Peter" Lamb

Andy Lamb has done The Story Of 2 Worlds (8C) in Cresciano. This is the third classical 8C he has done in 2022 after Dreamtime (8C) and The Big Island (8C). In …