The Swarm 8B by Alex Johnson
3 April 2021
Alex has won two World Cups, the latest in 2010 when she was #4 overall. She stopped competing in 2015 but was on it again last year when she tried to make the Olympics and her best result was #7 in Bouldering.
24 September 2022
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…
27 September 2022
Nico Pelorson has done and Practice of the Wild 8C (B+) in Magic Wood. There are videos of both sends on his Insta as well as many other recently done ascents.…
18 September 2022
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…
29 October 2008
Alex Johnson has done Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves, 8A in Poudre Canyon. Alex who won the World Cup in Vail this year is #3 in the 8a ranking.
29 April 2009
Alex Johnson has flashed Kelley traverse, 7C+ in Horsetooth. Alex is #2 in the 8a world ranking. (It should be pointed out that once we select to publish news like this we assume that they have not been using a traverse grade, which 8a.nu thinks is illogical and unnecessary)
5 June 2009
Alex Johnson who is #2 in the 8a ranking and who won in Vail last year, won the qualification by flashing all the five problems. In 2008, she won the qualification, ended fourth in the semi beforing winning the final. Results online Six guys did flash all problems.
23 September 2022
Claudia Ghisolfi, who was #9 in the Edinburgh WC two weeks ago, has done TCT (9a) at Gravere. The name of the route is a tribute to Tito Claudio Traversa, who d…
27 September 2022
Flatanger is a municipality in Norway with 1 100 inhabitants and also the name of one of the most impressive climbing caves in the world which the locals call, …
16 September 2022
Stefano Ghisolfi has made the first repeat of Adam Ondra's Move Hard (9b) in Flatanger. It starts as Move and continues into the second crux of Silence (9c) whi…