Schule des Lebens | 8A+ Boulder problem at Chironico


Ascents

1 recorded ascents.

Climber Style FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
James Pearson Boulder (Worked) 01 Dec 2007 (approx)

Schule des Lebens is a short, crimpy 8b on the Deliverance boulder. Due to the basic nature of the holds and most of the moves I decided that it might be possible to flash. I watched some friends trying the moves and planned out a potential sequence. The first move definitely looked like the hardest and I was incredibly nervous about pulling on knowing that the following seconds could mean success or failure. The starting holds felt really small and the necessary body position didn't appear obvious. I focused on what I thought would work, making sure that my feet were placed precisely before firing upwards for the edge. I stuck it and tightened up my core so I could move my feet. The next few moves went well and after a little bit of a fight with the last two moves I had made it to the top. My third 8b flash, fantastic.

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2007/12/james_pearson_third_font_8b_flash-41442

https://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/features/letter_from_james_pearson_two_week_trip_to_ticino_in_switzerlan-676