Flashing Decided was just the icing on the cake for Narasaki this year.
Alex Puccio takes on the Leavenworth bouldering testpiece The Penrose Step (V14)! She returns for a rematch on the granite goodness of the PNW... This time, taking down Beautification (V11), Turbulence (V12) and, the main event, The Penrose Step.
Litz established Peruvian Necktie and Ace of Spades in Utah's off-the-beaten-path Pop Tire Cave. Woods made the second ascent of the latter, which he thinks is 5.15a, and thinks the former could be even harder.
The American climber snags a send of Noise vs. Beauty (8B+/8C) in Rocklands, South Africa.
Wow, do we wish we were as strong as Puccio!
Two V15s and a V14 are all in a day's work for up-and-coming Japanese boulderer Shinichiro Nomura