28 Aug Schubert again flash on the 8B+!!!
The Austrian climber is the strongest in the world in flashing extreme blocks!
Never two without three!
Jakob Schubert, fresh from the Olympic bronze in Tokyo 2020, is back home hungrier than ever and in Silvretta he writes another exceptional result in his bouldering record!
After flashing the former 8C of Catalan Witness the Fitness in the Cova de L’Ocell in January 2018, having repeated himself in June last year with the 8B+ of The Never Ending Story in Magic Wood, the Austrian, already one of the very few who climbed one 8B+ flash and the only one to have climbed two, it becomes even more unique by making the third!
In Silvretta, Jakob in fact climbed at the first try Anam Cara: Bernd Zangerl‘s legendary line, who first climbed it in 2008 evaluating it as 8C+, which then stabilized on the 8B+ after all subsequent repetitions over the years. Under the guidance of Michael Piccolruaz, Schubert made no mistake in setting up this handful of extreme moves, finding himself happy on top of the boulder.
Compared to Catalan and Never Ending Story, both characterized by a consistent number of moves, Anam Cara is instead the essence of bouldering: 5 extreme hand moves plus an easy topout … so really a condensation of difficulties that makes this flash ascent even more exceptional!
Not tired, Schubert then took the opportunity to send also Memento, 8B/+, after a painful fall off the pad …
His ascent of both of these lines are shown in the cover video.