Will Bosi


Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Date of birth: 27th December 1998
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 9A
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: 27th December 1998
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 9A
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 (8B+)
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
Forgotten Gem (8C)
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Added at 16:11 on 09 November 2022
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
Alphane (9A)
Added at 10:11 on 10 November 2022
Alphane (9A)
Added at 15:11 on 11 November 2022
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Ephyra (8C+)
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Added at 16:11 on 11 November 2022
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
Sviní Mor (8B)
Added at 08:04 on 14 April 2022
Charizard (8B+)
Added at 16:04 on 18 April 2022
Bulbasaur (8C, FA)
Added at 20:04 on 20 April 2022
Iceberg (8C)
Added at 16:04 on 22 April 2022
Tekuté Štěstí (8C)
Added at 16:04 on 25 April 2022
Drift (8C)
Added at 16:04 on 28 April 2022
Pata Ledovce (8C)
Added at 09:05 on 04 May 2022
The Southern Hooligan (9a, FA)
Added at 19:05 on 23 May 2022
Silent Singer (8C)
Added at 15:06 on 07 June 2022
Trance (8C, FA)
Added at 15:06 on 10 June 2022
Outliers (8C)
Added at 15:06 on 13 June 2022
Superman SDS (8B+)
Added at 16:07 on 01 July 2022
Bewilderness (8B+)
Added at 16:07 on 01 July 2022
Isla de Encanta (8B)
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Added at 16:07 on 01 July 2022
Isla de Encanta (8B)
Added at 16:07 on 01 July 2022
Tomahawk (8B+)
Added at 16:07 on 01 July 2022
Serenata (8C)
Added at 16:07 on 01 July 2022
Free at Last (9a+, FA)
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Added at 07:07 on 04 July 2022
Beautiful Mind (8C, FA)
Added at 17:07 on 15 July 2022
Honey Badger (8C+, FA)
Added at 07:08 on 12 August 2022
Crescendo (8B+)
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Added at 16:08 on 25 August 2022
Raggamuffin (8B+)
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Added at 21:09 on 04 September 2022
Crescendo SDS (8B+, FA)
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Added at 14:09 on 15 September 2022
Alphane (9A)
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Added at 14:11 on 02 November 2022
Vecchio Leone (8B)
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Added at 21:11 on 07 November 2022

Ascents

75 recorded ascents.

Year Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
2015 Transform 8c (Lead) 2nd July 2015

Fourth ascent.

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

Monk Life 8B+ (Boulder) 19th October 2015

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

2016 Rainshadow 9a (Lead) 2nd May 2016
Hubble 9a (Lead) 25th October 2016

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

2017 Jungle Speed 9a (Lead) 9th April 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) 11th April 2017
A Muerte 8c+ (Lead) 18th April 2017

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

Evolution 8c+ (Lead) 4th July 2017

Third go!

The Prow 8A (Boulder) 30th July 2017

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

Make it Funky 8c (Lead) 30th November 2017

In a day.

2018 Hunger 9a (Lead) 3rd April 2018
Practice of the Wild 8B+ (Boulder) 27th September 2018

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

2019
2020 La Capella 9b (Lead) 5th February 2020

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

Bewilderness 8B+ (Boulder) 2nd June 2020

4th go.

https://youtu.be/OWDud_bE7G8?t=84

Tomahawk 8B+ (Boulder) 26th June 2020

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

https://youtu.be/OWDud_bE7G8?t=295

Superman SDS 8B+ (Boulder) 6th July 2020

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWDud_bE7G8

Serenata 8C (Boulder) 3rd September 2020

https://youtu.be/OWDud_bE7G8?t=468

Isla de Encanta 8B (Boulder Flash) 19th September 2020

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

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

https://youtu.be/OWDud_bE7G8?t=238

2021 La Furia de Jabali 9a+ (Lead) 4th February 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) 6th February 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) 11th February 2021

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

https://youtu.be/QiwECbDf_rI

First Ley 9a+ (Lead) 24th February 2021

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

Estado Crítico 9a (Lead) 24th February 2021
Bhai Po 8B+ (Boulder) 1st March 2021
La Ley Indignata 9a (Lead) 2nd March 2021

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

King Capella 9b (Lead) 9th March 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) 23rd May 2021

Second ascent?

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

Northern Lights 9a (Lead) 11th June 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) 23rd September 2021
Hazel Grace Stand Start 8B+ (Boulder) 27th September 2021

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

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

Gepresster Hase 8B+ (Boulder) 28th September 2021

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

Highlander 8B+ (Boulder) 28th September 2021

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

Dulcifer 8A+ (Boulder) 3rd October 2021
Red Snapper 8A+ (Boulder Flash) 3rd October 2021

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

Scarred for Life 8B+ (Boulder) 11th October 2021
Mutation 9a+ (Lead) 31st October 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) 7th November 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) 10th November 2021

Third ascent.

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

https://youtu.be/XOHslN5rryg

Hooligan 8c+ (Lead) 17th November 2021

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

Seraphim 8c (Solo) 19th November 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

Keen Roof 8B (Boulder) 19th November 2021
Fat Lip 8B (Boulder) 5th December 2021

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

2022 Below Zero 8B+ (Boulder) 16th January 2022

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

Voyager 8B (Boulder) 20th January 2022

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

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

Home 8B (Boulder) 23rd January 2022

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

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

4X+1 8B (Boulder Flash) 7th March 2022

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

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

Flip Flopera 8B (Boulder) 7th March 2022

Third go after getting tantalisingly close on the flash.

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

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

Flipnic 8B (Boulder) 7th March 2022

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

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

Snatch Low 8B (Boulder) 10th March 2022

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

Weeding the Lip 8B (Lead) 15th March 2022

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

Stevolution 9a (Lead) 17th March 2022
Roofolution 9a (Lead) 17th March 2022 (approx)
Drift 8C (Boulder) 27th March 2022

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

Sviní Mor 8B (Boulder Flash) 27th March 2022

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

Pata Ledovce 8C (Boulder) 4th April 2022

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

Bulbasaur 8C (Boulder) 7th April 2022

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

Charizard 8B+ (Boulder Flash) 7th April 2022

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

Ghost Rider 8C (Boulder) 9th April 2022
Tekuté Štěstí 8C (Boulder) 11th April 2022

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

Iceberg 8C (Boulder) 12th April 2022

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

Prehistorik 8B+ (Boulder) 28th April 2022
The Southern Hooligan 9a (Lead) 1st May 2022 (approx)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfnkQC9k2ZU

Silent Singer 8C (Boulder) 6th June 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohD1vwdOYNs

Trance 8C (Boulder) 9th June 2022

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

Outliers 8C (Boulder) 12th June 2022

https://youtu.be/r2Xaz-vfrtw

Free at Last 9a+ (Lead) 25th June 2022

Although there seems to be a lot of holds from the floor, almost everything is an undercut or a side pull. This makes the climbing very technical as the feet are tiny! The climbing is also very intense and powerful as you cannot relax. [2]

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/CflFrCfIxHK/

[2] https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2022/07/first_ascent_of_scotlands_hardest_route_by_will_bosi_-_free_at_last_9a+-73090

Beautiful Mind 8C (Boulder) 14th July 2022

https://youtu.be/YFy0RRpYNf0

Honey Badger 8C+ (Boulder) 10th August 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtSeQ8Xm3mw

Raggamuffin 8B+ (Boulder) 13th August 2022

Will broke a foothold on his first go which made the sit unfeasible. However he then did the problem from a crouch start and suggested 8B+ for this.

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

Crescendo 8B+ (Boulder) 24th August 2022

Will used some different beta which he found a little easier than the original sequence.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Chr-yz5jPdn/

Crescendo SDS 8B+ (Boulder) 14th September 2022 (approx)

https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cih2vUzj35L/

Alphane 9A (Boulder) 31st October 2022

About 13 days of effort spread over a couple of trips. Before the first ascent Will had been playing on the boulder with Dave Graham and trying some of the moves. At the time the line seemed too futuristic so he didn't dedicate to it.

After Shawn Raboutou made the first ascent Will got psyched on the line again and headed out with Aidan Roberts, initially just to try the line and then, when he made quick progress, to send it.

In terms of a grade, I personally felt that Honey Badger was more of a challenge for me and proposing a grade for that at the time was daunting as it was my first 8C+. At the cutting edge of climbing, grading feels so much more difficult as the margins are that much finer and personal strengths and preferences really come into play.

Is it 9A? Honestly, I do not know and as I gain more experience of climbing around this grade range I may have a better view, but it is a fantastic line established by Shawn [Raboutou] and I look forward to seeing more experienced climbers comment on where the grade sits. [2]

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/CkdgyVDDNAZ/

[2] https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2022/11/will_bosi_claims_the_third_ascent_of_alphane-73186

[3] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uBS9OYa2P8

Vecchio Leone 8B (Boulder Flash) 2nd November 2022

https://www.instagram.com/p/Ckqk3sdDVjY/

Forgotten Gem 8C (Boulder) 6th November 2022

https://www.instagram.com/p/CkvvuH6D4hR/

Ephyra 8C+ (Boulder) 8th November 2022

https://www.instagram.com/p/Ck06Xf0D5cI/

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
King Capella 9b (Lead) 9th March 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) 5th February 2020 9b (soft)

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

La Furia de Jabali 9a+ (Lead) 4th February 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) 7th November 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/

Free at Last 9a+ (Lead) 25th June 2022 9a+

Although there seems to be a lot of holds from the floor, almost everything is an undercut or a side pull. This makes the climbing very technical as the feet are tiny! The climbing is also very intense and powerful as you cannot relax. [2]

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/CflFrCfIxHK/

[2] https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2022/07/first_ascent_of_scotlands_hardest_route_by_will_bosi_-_free_at_last_9a+-73090

First Ley 9a+ (Lead) 24th February 2021

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

Mutation 9a+ (Lead) 31st October 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) 6th February 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

The Southern Hooligan 9a (Lead) 1st May 2022 (approx)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfnkQC9k2ZU

Rainshadow 9a (Lead) 2nd May 2016
Hubble 9a (Lead) 25th October 2016 9a

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

Jungle Speed 9a (Lead) 9th April 2017

Fourth go.

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

Hunger 9a (Lead) 3rd April 2018
Estado Crítico 9a (Lead) 24th February 2021
La Ley Indignata 9a (Lead) 2nd March 2021

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

Northern Lights 9a (Lead) 11th June 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) 17th March 2022
Roofolution 9a (Lead) 17th March 2022 (approx)
A Muerte 8c+ (Lead) 18th April 2017

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

Evolution 8c+ (Lead) 4th July 2017

Third go!

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

Second ascent?

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

Persian Dawn 8c+ (Lead) 10th November 2021

Third ascent.

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

https://youtu.be/XOHslN5rryg

Hooligan 8c+ (Lead) 17th November 2021 8c+

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

Transform 8c (Lead) 2nd July 2015

Fourth ascent.

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

Make it Funky 8c (Lead) 30th November 2017

In a day.

Seraphim 8c (Solo) 19th November 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) 11th April 2017
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Alphane 9A (Boulder) 31st October 2022

About 13 days of effort spread over a couple of trips. Before the first ascent Will had been playing on the boulder with Dave Graham and trying some of the moves. At the time the line seemed too futuristic so he didn't dedicate to it.

After Shawn Raboutou made the first ascent Will got psyched on the line again and headed out with Aidan Roberts, initially just to try the line and then, when he made quick progress, to send it.

In terms of a grade, I personally felt that Honey Badger was more of a challenge for me and proposing a grade for that at the time was daunting as it was my first 8C+. At the cutting edge of climbing, grading feels so much more difficult as the margins are that much finer and personal strengths and preferences really come into play.

Is it 9A? Honestly, I do not know and as I gain more experience of climbing around this grade range I may have a better view, but it is a fantastic line established by Shawn [Raboutou] and I look forward to seeing more experienced climbers comment on where the grade sits. [2]

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/CkdgyVDDNAZ/

[2] https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2022/11/will_bosi_claims_the_third_ascent_of_alphane-73186

[3] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uBS9OYa2P8

Honey Badger 8C+ (Boulder) 10th August 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtSeQ8Xm3mw

Ephyra 8C+ (Boulder) 8th November 2022 8C/8C+

https://www.instagram.com/p/Ck06Xf0D5cI/

Ulls de Bruixa 8C (Boulder) 11th February 2021

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

https://youtu.be/QiwECbDf_rI

Bulbasaur 8C (Boulder) 7th April 2022

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

Trance 8C (Boulder) 9th June 2022

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

Beautiful Mind 8C (Boulder) 14th July 2022

https://youtu.be/YFy0RRpYNf0

Serenata 8C (Boulder) 3rd September 2020

https://youtu.be/OWDud_bE7G8?t=468

Foundations Edge 8C (Boulder) 23rd September 2021
Drift 8C (Boulder) 27th March 2022 8C (soft)

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

Pata Ledovce 8C (Boulder) 4th April 2022

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

Ghost Rider 8C (Boulder) 9th April 2022
Tekuté Štěstí 8C (Boulder) 11th April 2022

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

Iceberg 8C (Boulder) 12th April 2022

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

Silent Singer 8C (Boulder) 6th June 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohD1vwdOYNs

Outliers 8C (Boulder) 12th June 2022

https://youtu.be/r2Xaz-vfrtw

Forgotten Gem 8C (Boulder) 6th November 2022

https://www.instagram.com/p/CkvvuH6D4hR/

Below Zero 8B+ (Boulder) 16th January 2022

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

Crescendo SDS 8B+ (Boulder) 14th September 2022 (approx) 8B+

https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cih2vUzj35L/

Monk Life 8B+ (Boulder) 19th October 2015

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

Practice of the Wild 8B+ (Boulder) 27th September 2018 8C

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

Bewilderness 8B+ (Boulder) 2nd June 2020

4th go.

https://youtu.be/OWDud_bE7G8?t=84

Tomahawk 8B+ (Boulder) 26th June 2020

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

https://youtu.be/OWDud_bE7G8?t=295

Superman SDS 8B+ (Boulder) 6th July 2020

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWDud_bE7G8

Bhai Po 8B+ (Boulder) 1st March 2021
Hazel Grace Stand Start 8B+ (Boulder) 27th September 2021

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

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

Gepresster Hase 8B+ (Boulder) 28th September 2021 8B+

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

Highlander 8B+ (Boulder) 28th September 2021 8B+

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

Scarred for Life 8B+ (Boulder) 11th October 2021
Charizard 8B+ (Boulder Flash) 7th April 2022

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

Prehistorik 8B+ (Boulder) 28th April 2022
Raggamuffin 8B+ (Boulder) 13th August 2022 8B+

Will broke a foothold on his first go which made the sit unfeasible. However he then did the problem from a crouch start and suggested 8B+ for this.

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

Crescendo 8B+ (Boulder) 24th August 2022 8B

Will used some different beta which he found a little easier than the original sequence.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Chr-yz5jPdn/

Snatch Low 8B (Boulder) 10th March 2022

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

Isla de Encanta 8B (Boulder Flash) 19th September 2020

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

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

https://youtu.be/OWDud_bE7G8?t=238

Keen Roof 8B (Boulder) 19th November 2021
Fat Lip 8B (Boulder) 5th December 2021

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

Voyager 8B (Boulder) 20th January 2022

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

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

Home 8B (Boulder) 23rd January 2022

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

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

Flipnic 8B (Boulder) 7th March 2022 8B/8B+

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

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

4X+1 8B (Boulder Flash) 7th March 2022

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

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

Flip Flopera 8B (Boulder) 7th March 2022

Third go after getting tantalisingly close on the flash.

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

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

Weeding the Lip 8B (Lead) 15th March 2022 8B+

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

Sviní Mor 8B (Boulder Flash) 27th March 2022

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

Vecchio Leone 8B (Boulder Flash) 2nd November 2022

https://www.instagram.com/p/Ckqk3sdDVjY/

Dulcifer 8A+ (Boulder) 3rd October 2021
Red Snapper 8A+ (Boulder Flash) 3rd October 2021

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

The Prow 8A (Boulder) 30th July 2017

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

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