James “Jimmy” Webb, known for being the best flash boulderer in the world, has been on fire in Magic Wood, Switzerland, sending The Understanding (V15) in one session—arguably the first to climb a confirmed V15 that quickly—and Practice of the Wild (V15) in the last week.
Webb commented on the V15 rating of The Understanding on UKClimbing.com:
“Somehow today I managed a one day ascent of literally the BEST boulder I have ever climbed … The Understanding, 8C [V15] in Magic Wood. It’s a massive problem that demands so much of you physically and mentally. Really had to keep it together!”
On April 14, Webb sent Practice of the Wild (V15), a line established by Chris Sharma. On 8a.nu Webb said, “Tried for like 15 min last year. Amazing line from Chris.”
After sending Practice of the Wild (V15), Webb also climbed Fred Nicole’s Entlinge (originally graded V15) the same day, giving the problem a personal grade of V13.
Webb has sent 16 boulders graded V13 and harder this month, according to his 8a.nu scorecard, and shows no sign of slowing down.