Will Bosi


Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Date of birth: 27 December 1998
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 8C
Hardest Boulder (Flash): 8B+
Hardest Sport (Worked): 9b
Hardest Sport (Flash): 8b+
Social Media

One of the new generation of British climbers who has come up through the comp scene and applied his talents to the rock.

Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Date of birth: 27 December 1998
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 8C
Hardest Boulder (Flash): 8B+
Hardest Sport (Worked): 9b
Hardest Sport (Flash): 8b+
Social Media

One of the new generation of British climbers who has come up through the comp scene and applied his talents to the rock.


Podcasts


Pics + Vids

Monk Life (8B+)
Added at 18:12 on 18 December 2020
Practice of the Wild (8C)
Added at 18:12 on 18 December 2020
Hubble (9a)
Added at 18:12 on 18 December 2020
Tomahawk (8B+)
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Added at 12:02 on 10 February 2021
Isla de Encanta (8B)
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Added at 12:02 on 10 February 2021
Northern Lights (9a)
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Added at 07:06 on 12 June 2021
Northern Lights (9a)
Added at 18:07 on 06 July 2021
Hazel Grace Stand Start (8B+)
Added at 18:10 on 31 October 2021
Hooligan (8c+)
Added at 19:11 on 28 November 2021
Seraphim (8c)
Added at 06:11 on 29 November 2021
Ulls de Bruixa (8C, FA)
Added at 06:12 on 16 December 2021
La Furia de Jabali (9a+, FA)
Added at 08:12 on 03 December 2021
The Wild West (8c+)
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Added at 21:05 on 23 May 2021
Last Night (9a, FA)
Added at 20:04 on 09 April 2021
Mutation (9a+)
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Added at 14:11 on 02 November 2021
Mutation (9a+)
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Added at 14:11 on 02 November 2021
Brandenburg Gate (9a+, FA)
Added at 23:11 on 07 November 2021
La Ley Indignata (9a)
Added at 18:04 on 11 April 2021
First Ley (9a+)
Added at 18:04 on 13 April 2021
Mutation (9a+)
Added at 18:11 on 02 November 2021
Transform (8c)
Added at 08:12 on 03 December 2021
Fat Lip (8B)
Added at 18:12 on 05 December 2021
King Capella (9b, FA)
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Added at 11:03 on 29 March 2021
La Furia de Jabali (9a+, FA)
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Added at 06:04 on 03 April 2021
Ulls de Bruixa (8C, FA)
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Added at 07:04 on 03 April 2021
King Capella (9b, FA)
Added at 18:04 on 07 April 2021
Hazel Grace Stand Start (8B+)
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Added at 10:10 on 20 October 2021
Gepresster Hase (8B+)
Added at 19:10 on 26 October 2021
Persian Dawn (8c+)
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Added at 05:11 on 11 November 2021
Persian Dawn (8c+)
Added at 06:11 on 11 November 2021
Red Snapper (8A+)
Added at 21:11 on 18 November 2021
Highlander (8B+)
Added at 21:11 on 18 November 2021
Brandenburg Gate (9a+, FA)
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Added at 09:11 on 08 November 2021
Below Zero (8B+, FA)
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Added at 20:01 on 16 January 2022
Voyager (8B)
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Added at 20:01 on 24 January 2022
Home (8B)
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Added at 20:01 on 24 January 2022
The Prow (8A)
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Added at 17:02 on 05 February 2022
Home (8B)
Added at 20:02 on 08 February 2022
Voyager (8B)
Added at 18:02 on 13 February 2022
4X+1 (8B)
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Added at 18:03 on 07 March 2022
Flip Flopera (8B)
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Added at 18:03 on 07 March 2022
Flipnic (8B)
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Added at 18:03 on 07 March 2022
4X+1 (8B)
Added at 18:03 on 10 March 2022
Snatch Low (8B, FA)
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Added at 17:03 on 11 March 2022
Weeding the Lip (8B)
Added at 17:03 on 16 March 2022
Flip Flopera (8B)
Added at 17:03 on 23 March 2022
Flipnic (8B)
Added at 17:03 on 23 March 2022

Ascents

60 recorded ascents.

Year Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
2015 Transform 8c (Lead) 02 Jul 2015

Fourth ascent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXepDJnhkaI

Monk Life 8B+ (Boulder) 19 Oct 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hwMZTTFcAE

2016 Rainshadow 9a (Lead) 02 May 2016
Hubble 9a (Lead) 25 Oct 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU_mbM1zdI4

2017 Jungle Speed 9a (Lead) 09 Apr 2017

Fourth go.

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2017/04/jungle_speed+a_muerte_by_will_bosi-71065

El Món de Sofía 8b+ (Lead Flash) 11 Apr 2017
A Muerte 8c+ (Lead) 18 Apr 2017

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2017/04/jungle_speed+a_muerte_by_will_bosi-71065

Evolution 8c+ (Lead) 04 Jul 2017

Third go!

The Prow 8A (Boulder) 30 Jul 2017

https://www.instagram.com/p/BXKjb9tg7IU/

Make it Funky 8c (Lead) 30 Nov 2017

In a day.

2018 Hunger 9a (Lead) 03 Apr 2018
Practice of the Wild 8C (Boulder) 27 Sep 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlE_TVnIKtI

2019
2020 La Capella 9b (Lead) 05 Feb 2020

Second ascent of a 9b by a brit, and the first british repeat of an established 9b.

Bewilderness 8B+ (Boulder) 02 Jun 2020

4th go.

Tomahawk 8B+ (Boulder) 26 Jun 2020

https://www.instagram.com/p/CB5XTRcDZOi/

Superman SDS 8B+ (Boulder) 06 Jul 2020

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2020/07/superman_sit_start_font_8b+_for_will_bosi-72380

Serenata 8C (Boulder) 03 Sep 2020
Isla de Encanta 8B (Boulder Flash) 19 Sep 2020

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFUyD9lDCn7/

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2020/09/will_bosi_flashes_isla_de_encanta_font_8b-72493

2021 La Furia de Jabali 9a+ (Lead) 04 Feb 2021

https://www.instagram.com/p/CNLJim4DrRs/

https://www.8a.nu/news/king-capella-9b+-fa-and-9b-fa-etc-by-will-bosi-hc28s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChKphgnQXGI

Last Night 9a (Lead) 06 Feb 2021

https://www.8a.nu/news/king-capella-9b+-fa-and-9b-fa-etc-by-will-bosi-hc28s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdJmmT8pt6A

Ulls de Bruixa 8C (Boulder) 11 Feb 2021

https://www.instagram.com/p/CNFiXTTj0Je/

https://youtu.be/QiwECbDf_rI

First Ley 9a+ (Lead) 24 Feb 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wiolywrbf-g

Estado Crítico 9a (Lead) 24 Feb 2021
Bhai Po 8B+ (Boulder) 01 Mar 2021
La Ley Indignata 9a (Lead) 02 Mar 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3EZhDtQcIY

King Capella 9b (Lead) 09 Mar 2021

Ten sessions, with three sessions just to work out the first sequence.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CM_596cjKLX/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXcedGd3R78

https://www.8a.nu/news/king-capella-9b+-fa-and-9b-fa-etc-by-will-bosi-hc28s

The Wild West 8c+ (Lead) 23 May 2021

Second ascent?

https://www.instagram.com/p/CPOUXPzjUOy/

Northern Lights 9a (Lead) 11 Jun 2021

2 sessions. Belay on the successful go from Ben Moon!

https://www.instagram.com/p/CP_Zh_QDgxd/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlQ-iqu6K64

Foundations Edge 8C (Boulder) 23 Sep 2021
Hazel Grace Stand Start 8B+ (Boulder) 27 Sep 2021

https://www.instagram.com/p/CVPqV0LDp8-/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7xsEiOEXt0

Gepresster Hase 8B+ (Boulder) 28 Sep 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MY8TMwavbaI

Highlander 8B+ (Boulder) 28 Sep 2021

https://youtu.be/0HDFumCiROo?t=73

Red Snapper 8A+ (Boulder Flash) 03 Oct 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HDFumCiROo

Dulcifer 8A+ (Boulder) 03 Oct 2021
Scarred for Life 8B+ (Boulder) 11 Oct 2021
Mutation 9a+ (Lead) 31 Oct 2021 (approx)

The long awaited second ascent after 4 years and 40 sessions.

Finally! This was by far and away my longest project on a route and I am so happy to clip the chains. It is so typical of the redpointing game that the route went down on the last go of the day with little expectation that I would send it! Full credit to Steve McClure on an amazing first ascent and for establishing a climb with such amazing moves. [1]

[1] https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2021/11/first_repeat_of_mutation_9a_by_will_bosi_proposes_9a+-72918

[2] https://www.instagram.com/p/CVxr19WLZRL/

[3] https://www.instagram.com/p/CVxrF8ZoBB8/

[4] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBDqpUKgAyE

Brandenburg Gate 9a+ (Lead) 07 Nov 2021

The climb is very similar to Hubble in a sense but the sequence of moves are a lot more complex and technically demanding. I was stuck for a while on the lower section but once I was able to unlock a sequence, the route came together really quickly for me. [2]

Eight sessions. Will suggested lower end 9a+.

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqoVQxpYwlw

[2] https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2021/11/first_ascent_of_brandenburg_gate_project_by_will_bosi_proposes_9a+-72925

[3] https://www.instagram.com/p/CWAkBKEouWd/

Persian Dawn 8c+ (Lead) 10 Nov 2021

Third ascent.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CWG0SrllYrI/

https://youtu.be/XOHslN5rryg

Hooligan 8c+ (Lead) 17 Nov 2021

https://youtu.be/CJYfOrjj0uo?t=73

Keen Roof 8B (Boulder) 19 Nov 2021
Seraphim 8c (Solo) 19 Nov 2021

Another crazy hard 8 grade route at the tor, maybe a hold broke?? [1]

[1] https://www.8a.nu/crags/sportclimbing/united-kingdom/peak-district/sectors/raven-tor/routes/seraphim

[2] https://youtu.be/CJYfOrjj0uo?t=220

Fat Lip 8B (Boulder) 05 Dec 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_mv9CkgufE

2022 Below Zero 8B+ (Boulder) 16 Jan 2022

https://www.instagram.com/p/CYzRlNnIbMB/

Voyager 8B (Boulder) 20 Jan 2022

https://www.instagram.com/p/CZCx-QfINLd/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xgXpMRj1HY

Home 8B (Boulder) 23 Jan 2022

https://www.instagram.com/p/CZH6xuyIszd/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X11inbUaB5U

Flipnic 8B (Boulder) 07 Mar 2022

https://www.instagram.com/p/Caz4gd1N67f/

https://youtu.be/WUXlT20BcMo?t=188

4X+1 8B (Boulder Flash) 07 Mar 2022

https://www.instagram.com/p/Caz4gd1N67f/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5QWf7JpZ9w

Flip Flopera 8B (Boulder) 07 Mar 2022

Third go after getting tantalisingly close on the flash.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Caz4gd1N67f/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUXlT20BcMo

Snatch Low 8B (Boulder) 10 Mar 2022

https://www.instagram.com/p/Ca-I8QAFAMv/

Weeding the Lip 8B (Lead) 15 Mar 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oC9oaFJrbk

Stevolution 9a (Lead) 17 Mar 2022
Roofolution 9a (Lead) 17 Mar 2022 (approx)
Sviní Mor 8B (Boulder Flash) 27 Mar 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVvYDZ5sHAg

Drift 8C (Boulder) 27 Mar 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZH_muHrn8s

Pata Ledovce 8C (Boulder) 04 Apr 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Sk6ZIp14do

Bulbasaur 8C (Boulder) 07 Apr 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7r-5RIdtYU

Charizard 8B+ (Boulder Flash) 07 Apr 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sQKM7CfcKE

Ghost Rider 8C (Boulder) 09 Apr 2022
Tekuté Štěstí 8C (Boulder) 11 Apr 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90Rq0rmPqTE

Iceberg 8C (Boulder) 12 Apr 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTbtj2MB6Hc

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
King Capella 9b (Lead) 09 Mar 2021 9b+

Ten sessions, with three sessions just to work out the first sequence.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CM_596cjKLX/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXcedGd3R78

https://www.8a.nu/news/king-capella-9b+-fa-and-9b-fa-etc-by-will-bosi-hc28s

La Capella 9b (Lead) 05 Feb 2020

Second ascent of a 9b by a brit, and the first british repeat of an established 9b.

La Furia de Jabali 9a+ (Lead) 04 Feb 2021 9b

https://www.instagram.com/p/CNLJim4DrRs/

https://www.8a.nu/news/king-capella-9b+-fa-and-9b-fa-etc-by-will-bosi-hc28s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChKphgnQXGI

Brandenburg Gate 9a+ (Lead) 07 Nov 2021 9a+

The climb is very similar to Hubble in a sense but the sequence of moves are a lot more complex and technically demanding. I was stuck for a while on the lower section but once I was able to unlock a sequence, the route came together really quickly for me. [2]

Eight sessions. Will suggested lower end 9a+.

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqoVQxpYwlw

[2] https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2021/11/first_ascent_of_brandenburg_gate_project_by_will_bosi_proposes_9a+-72925

[3] https://www.instagram.com/p/CWAkBKEouWd/

First Ley 9a+ (Lead) 24 Feb 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wiolywrbf-g

Mutation 9a+ (Lead) 31 Oct 2021 (approx) 9a+

The long awaited second ascent after 4 years and 40 sessions.

Finally! This was by far and away my longest project on a route and I am so happy to clip the chains. It is so typical of the redpointing game that the route went down on the last go of the day with little expectation that I would send it! Full credit to Steve McClure on an amazing first ascent and for establishing a climb with such amazing moves. [1]

[1] https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2021/11/first_repeat_of_mutation_9a_by_will_bosi_proposes_9a+-72918

[2] https://www.instagram.com/p/CVxr19WLZRL/

[3] https://www.instagram.com/p/CVxrF8ZoBB8/

[4] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBDqpUKgAyE

Last Night 9a (Lead) 06 Feb 2021

https://www.8a.nu/news/king-capella-9b+-fa-and-9b-fa-etc-by-will-bosi-hc28s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdJmmT8pt6A

Rainshadow 9a (Lead) 02 May 2016
Hubble 9a (Lead) 25 Oct 2016 9a

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU_mbM1zdI4

Jungle Speed 9a (Lead) 09 Apr 2017

Fourth go.

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2017/04/jungle_speed+a_muerte_by_will_bosi-71065

Hunger 9a (Lead) 03 Apr 2018
Estado Crítico 9a (Lead) 24 Feb 2021
La Ley Indignata 9a (Lead) 02 Mar 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3EZhDtQcIY

Northern Lights 9a (Lead) 11 Jun 2021

2 sessions. Belay on the successful go from Ben Moon!

https://www.instagram.com/p/CP_Zh_QDgxd/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlQ-iqu6K64

Stevolution 9a (Lead) 17 Mar 2022
Roofolution 9a (Lead) 17 Mar 2022 (approx)
A Muerte 8c+ (Lead) 18 Apr 2017

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2017/04/jungle_speed+a_muerte_by_will_bosi-71065

Evolution 8c+ (Lead) 04 Jul 2017

Third go!

The Wild West 8c+ (Lead) 23 May 2021

Second ascent?

https://www.instagram.com/p/CPOUXPzjUOy/

Persian Dawn 8c+ (Lead) 10 Nov 2021

Third ascent.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CWG0SrllYrI/

https://youtu.be/XOHslN5rryg

Hooligan 8c+ (Lead) 17 Nov 2021 8c+

https://youtu.be/CJYfOrjj0uo?t=73

Transform 8c (Lead) 02 Jul 2015

Fourth ascent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXepDJnhkaI

Make it Funky 8c (Lead) 30 Nov 2017

In a day.

Seraphim 8c (Solo) 19 Nov 2021 8c

Another crazy hard 8 grade route at the tor, maybe a hold broke?? [1]

[1] https://www.8a.nu/crags/sportclimbing/united-kingdom/peak-district/sectors/raven-tor/routes/seraphim

[2] https://youtu.be/CJYfOrjj0uo?t=220

El Món de Sofía 8b+ (Lead Flash) 11 Apr 2017
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Ulls de Bruixa 8C (Boulder) 11 Feb 2021

https://www.instagram.com/p/CNFiXTTj0Je/

https://youtu.be/QiwECbDf_rI

Bulbasaur 8C (Boulder) 07 Apr 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7r-5RIdtYU

Practice of the Wild 8C (Boulder) 27 Sep 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlE_TVnIKtI

Serenata 8C (Boulder) 03 Sep 2020
Foundations Edge 8C (Boulder) 23 Sep 2021
Drift 8C (Boulder) 27 Mar 2022 8C (soft)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZH_muHrn8s

Pata Ledovce 8C (Boulder) 04 Apr 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Sk6ZIp14do

Ghost Rider 8C (Boulder) 09 Apr 2022
Tekuté Štěstí 8C (Boulder) 11 Apr 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90Rq0rmPqTE

Iceberg 8C (Boulder) 12 Apr 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTbtj2MB6Hc

Below Zero 8B+ (Boulder) 16 Jan 2022

https://www.instagram.com/p/CYzRlNnIbMB/

Monk Life 8B+ (Boulder) 19 Oct 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hwMZTTFcAE

Bewilderness 8B+ (Boulder) 02 Jun 2020

4th go.

Tomahawk 8B+ (Boulder) 26 Jun 2020

https://www.instagram.com/p/CB5XTRcDZOi/

Superman SDS 8B+ (Boulder) 06 Jul 2020

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2020/07/superman_sit_start_font_8b+_for_will_bosi-72380

Bhai Po 8B+ (Boulder) 01 Mar 2021
Hazel Grace Stand Start 8B+ (Boulder) 27 Sep 2021

https://www.instagram.com/p/CVPqV0LDp8-/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7xsEiOEXt0

Gepresster Hase 8B+ (Boulder) 28 Sep 2021 8B+

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MY8TMwavbaI

Highlander 8B+ (Boulder) 28 Sep 2021 8B+

https://youtu.be/0HDFumCiROo?t=73

Scarred for Life 8B+ (Boulder) 11 Oct 2021
Charizard 8B+ (Boulder Flash) 07 Apr 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sQKM7CfcKE

Snatch Low 8B (Boulder) 10 Mar 2022

https://www.instagram.com/p/Ca-I8QAFAMv/

Isla de Encanta 8B (Boulder Flash) 19 Sep 2020

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFUyD9lDCn7/

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2020/09/will_bosi_flashes_isla_de_encanta_font_8b-72493

Keen Roof 8B (Boulder) 19 Nov 2021
Fat Lip 8B (Boulder) 05 Dec 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_mv9CkgufE

Voyager 8B (Boulder) 20 Jan 2022

https://www.instagram.com/p/CZCx-QfINLd/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xgXpMRj1HY

Home 8B (Boulder) 23 Jan 2022

https://www.instagram.com/p/CZH6xuyIszd/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X11inbUaB5U

Flipnic 8B (Boulder) 07 Mar 2022 8B/8B+

https://www.instagram.com/p/Caz4gd1N67f/

https://youtu.be/WUXlT20BcMo?t=188

Flip Flopera 8B (Boulder) 07 Mar 2022

Third go after getting tantalisingly close on the flash.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Caz4gd1N67f/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUXlT20BcMo

4X+1 8B (Boulder Flash) 07 Mar 2022

https://www.instagram.com/p/Caz4gd1N67f/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5QWf7JpZ9w

Weeding the Lip 8B (Lead) 15 Mar 2022 8B+

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oC9oaFJrbk

Sviní Mor 8B (Boulder Flash) 27 Mar 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVvYDZ5sHAg

Dulcifer 8A+ (Boulder) 03 Oct 2021
Red Snapper 8A+ (Boulder Flash) 03 Oct 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HDFumCiROo

The Prow 8A (Boulder) 30 Jul 2017

https://www.instagram.com/p/BXKjb9tg7IU/

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade