Jernej Kruder and The Story of Two Worlds (8C)
|Prispeval Peter Mikša|
|Nedelja, 06 Januar 2013 14:51|
First confirmed 8C boulder for Slovenia!
Ten days ago we reported Jernej's success in the famous boulder Dreamtime in Cresciano, where he was able to climb The Dagger (8B+). At the same time he announced that he was already studying the moves for an even bolder venture.
On 4th January he has managed to bind the moves into a whole and we are able to report on an incredible ascent in the boulder problem The Story of Two Worlds (8C). Kruder's success marks only the fourth climb in The Story of Two Worlds. The first was in 2005 by Dave Graham, second was Dai Koyamada six years later. With such predecessors we dare say that Jernej Kruder has come eye to eye with the biggest stars of boulder climbing in the world.
Kruder's success is a special mark in Slovenian climbing history as the first confirmed climb in boulder problem with an 8C grade! Boulder The End in Zalog near Ljubljana, climbed by Urh Čehovin in 2007, was rated also with 8C, but has not been repeated nor was the grade confirmed.
Front piece photograph: Jernej Kruder blog