Eric Sethna summarizes his season and what's coming up next!
In the last 4 months 16 year old Swiss Giuliano Cameroni climbed 31 boulders graded 8A or harder! At the same time he also set a new record: Giuliano became the youngest climber to climb an 8C boulder. We filmed Giuliano during a sunny sunday afternoon in Chironico - one of the most beautiful and well known boulder area in Switzerland and even in the world. In just a few tries he made the ascent of “Vitruvian Man” 7C and in 1 hour he succeeded in”‘Willenberg Dach” 8A.
The competition was the Québec championship bouldering. This competition was not too good for me. I got good things and bad things from it. The bad thing was that I did not do finals. The good thing was that I tested a new competitive strategy and it did not work.
Heard the rumor that somebody has climbed the arête“ – I always have to think about this sentence of the Rocklands bouldering guidebook when I arrived at my project in Bad Ischl. The combination of this beautiful 25 meters long, overhanging arête and the rumor that Peter Thaler climbed this route 15 years ago, makes this line something special. Since the first ascent the one and only good hold for a rest broke and all the climbers who tried went away with without success. I always glanced at this route, when I went nearby but it seemed impossible. Last...
Whoa. What a crazy 6 months it’s been! There’s so much to talk about I don’t even know where to start! Las Vegas, Divisional, Open and Youth Nationals, Joe’s Valley, college decisions, big plans and change have been keeping me busy since November, and I’m just now finding some time to sit down and write about it.
Last weeks I got back in really good shape and could do maybe my best and hardest First Ascent up to date! Cosmic Chaos 8b+ in Murgtal. To create something new takes courage to trust the uncertainty. Through hard work and will every goal can be achieved, but the value of the created is impermanent. It is not the result that counts, it is the moment we live because it remains for eternity!