2015 Opens With V15 Repeats Across The Globe

2015 has been a busy year already for V15 or harder ascents across the globe.  In addition to the FA of Kintsugi  and repeat of The Nest by Nalle Hukkataival and the FA of The Process by Daniel Woods, there have been (at least) six repeats of V15s:

In early January, Martin Keller did likely 6th ascent of  Dai Koyamada’s Insanity Of Grandeur (V15) in Chironico, Switzerland.  Here is what he said about that ascent on his blog:

sitting on top of that proud boulder in the middle of the night was just THE perfect ending – another EPIC put down to rest – one more to go. and as i am not getting younger it is really time to get strong… 😉

Also in Chironico is Dave Graham’s From Dirt Grows The Flowers (V15), a problem that was first done almost exactly 10 years ago.  After seeing only two repeats since 2010, the past few weeks have yielded repeats by Manuel Brunn, Nils Favre and Kilian Fischhuber.

Click the picture to see video of Manuel Brunn climbing From Dirt Grows The Flowers

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Click the picture to see video of Nils Favre climbing From Dirt Grows The Flowers

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Back here in the U.S., Alex Megos completed his longest project – 11 days – with his 3rd ascent of Paul Robinson’s Lucid Dreaming (V15) in the Buttermilks.

And finally, in Fontainebleau it was American Griffin Whiteside doing his first V15 with a repeat of Vincent Pochon’s The Big Island (V15).

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9 Responses to 2015 Opens With V15 Repeats Across The Globe

  1. Aaron Schneider February 11, 2015 at 8:02 am #

    I thought Nalle repeated the Nest too? 🙂

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    • Aaron Schneider February 11, 2015 at 8:05 am #

      And Nacho Sanchez in the FA of Crisis v15/16

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      • Owen February 11, 2015 at 3:44 pm #

        I think he did that late 2014.

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    • Narc February 11, 2015 at 8:06 am #

      Indeed, I suppose I could mention that as well 🙂

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  2. T February 12, 2015 at 1:25 am #

    Then there’s at least two more pre2015 8C’s:
    Le Marathon de Boissy – Gigi Mondet – 30th December
    The story of … – Samuel Ometz – 27th December

    http://www.hardclimbs.info/ascents

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  3. Ron February 12, 2015 at 4:21 am #

    Giuliano Cameroni – Big Paw (8C) on 04feb15
    Mike Adams – Serenade (8C) on 03Feb15

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  4. Narc February 12, 2015 at 7:00 am #

    Man, what is going on this year?!?

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    • Wex February 12, 2015 at 8:56 am #

      Obviously all these problems are soft and need a downgrade HA

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  5. pipo February 17, 2015 at 2:03 pm #

    the year of 15 indeed.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDH4i05VsjA
    Motoshi Nagao sends Byaku-dou V15.

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