The Hardest Boulder Problems in the World

A list of all the boulder problems 8C+ or harder that have currently been climbed, including details of the first ascent.

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63 entries on the list.

Climb Grade First Ascent Repeats
1 Burden of Dreams 9A Nalle Hukkataival, 24th Oct 2016 Simon Lorenzi, Elias Iagnemma, Will Bosi
2 Soudain Seul 9A Simon Lorenzi, 8th Feb 2021 Camille Coudert, Nico Pelorson
3 Return of the Sleepwalker 9A Daniel Woods, 31st Mar 2021 Will Bosi
4 Megatron 9A Shawn Raboutou, 2022 -
5 Alphane 9A Shawn Raboutou, 6th Apr 2022 Will Bosi, Jakob Schubert, Simon Lorenzi, Aidan Roberts
6 Blackflip SDS 9A Vadim Timonov, 17th May 2023 -
7 L’Ombre du Voyageur 9A Charles Albert, 18th Oct 2023 -
8 Spots of Time 9A Aidan Roberts, Feb 2024 -
9 Arrival of the Birds 9A Aidan Roberts, Mar 2024 -
10 Gioia 8C+ Christian Core, Mar 2008 Niccolò Ceria, Elias Iagnemma, Adam Ondra, Nalle Hukkataival
11 Epitaph 8C+ Dai Koyamada, 2009 Kazuma Ise, Toru Nakajima, Ryuichi Murai
12 Hypnotized Minds 8C+ Daniel Woods, 21st Oct 2010 Matt Fultz, Dave Graham, Rustam Gelmanov
13 Terranova 8C+ Adam Ondra, 10th Nov 2011 -
14 The Story of Two Worlds (Low Start) 8C+ Dai Koyamada, 22nd Mar 2012 -
15 The Ice Knife SDS 8C+ Daniel Woods, 2nd Nov 2013 Drew Ruana
16 The Process 8C+ Daniel Woods, 15th Jan 2015 Zach Galla
17 Creature from the Black Lagoon 8C+ Daniel Woods, 27th Sep 2016 Drew Ruana, Carlo Traversi, Griffin Whiteside, Daisuke Ichimiya, Dylan Barks, Dave Graham, Andy Lamb, Jimmy Webb, Pablo Hammack, Matt Fultz, Shawn Raboutou
18 Nayuta 8C+ Dai Koyamada, 4th Apr 2017 Yuta Imaizumi
19 La Révolutionnaire Assis 8C+ Charles Albert, Nov 2017 Tim Reuser, Simon Lorenzi, Jabee Kim, Ryohei Kameyama, Michiel Nieuwenhuijsen, Niccolò Ceria
20 Off the Wagon Low 8C+ Shawn Raboutou, 27th Oct 2018 Daniel Woods, Lasse von Freier, Florian Wientjes, Francesco Berardino, Niccolò Ceria, Giuliano Cameroni, Sergii Topishko, Simon Lorenzi, Yannick Flohé, Jimmy Webb
21 No Kpote Only 8C+ Charles Albert, Dec 2018 Nico Pelorson, Ryohei Kameyama
22 Hypothèse Assis 8C+ Charles Albert, Dec 2018 -
23 Sleepwalker 8C+ Jimmy Webb, 15th Dec 2018 Pablo Hammack, Will Bosi, Nathan Williams, Kai Whaley, Daniel Woods, Zach Galla, Zander Waller, Noah Wheeler, Nalle Hukkataival, Matt Fultz, Ryuichi Murai, Griffin Whiteside, Andy Lamb, Drew Ruana
24 Poison the Well 8C+ Giuliano Cameroni, 12th Feb 2019 Jimmy Webb
25 Ephyra 8C+ Jimmy Webb, 29th Mar 2019 Will Bosi, Giuliano Cameroni, Niccolò Ceria, Yannick Flohé
26 United 8C+ Ryuichi Murai, 7th Nov 2019 -
27 Grand Illusion 8C+ Nathaniel Coleman, 2020 Daniel Woods, Sean Bailey, Matt Fultz, Zach Galla
28 Ledoborec 8C+ Adam Ondra, 24th May 2020 -
29 Brutal Rider 8C+ Adam Ondra, 25th May 2020 -
30 Superpowers 8C+ Aidan Roberts, 11th Sep 2020 -
31 Big Z 8C+ Shawn Raboutou, 29th Dec 2020 David Fitzgerald, Matt Fultz
32 Howl at the Moon SDS 8C+ Griffin Whiteside, 2021 Drew Ruana
33 Bloody Sunday SDS 8C+ Drew Ruana, 30th Apr 2021 -
34 Fuck the System 8C+ Shawn Raboutou, Jul 2021 Clément Lechaptois, Dave Graham, Pietro Vidi, Sam Weir
35 Insomniac 8C+ Drew Ruana, 9th Jul 2021 Shawn Raboutou, Austin Purdy, Jimmy Webb, Keenan Takahashi, Andy Lamb, Liam Andrews-Bancroft, Daniel Woods
36 Moonlight Sonata 8C+ Taylor McNeill, 3rd Oct 2021 Matt Fultz
37 Nexus 8C+ Ryuichi Murai, 23rd Oct 2021 Keiichiro Korenaga
38 Floatin 8C+ Ryuichi Murai, 10th Dec 2021 Ryohei Kameyama, Florian Wientjes
39 Hallucination 8C+ Kazuma Ise, 19th Dec 2021 -
40 The Story of Three Worlds 8C+ Shawn Raboutou, 2022 -
41 Big Conviction 8C+ Simon Lorenzi, 23rd Jan 2022 -
42 Ganesh 8C+ Elias Iagnemma, 2nd Feb 2022 -
43 Euclase 8C+ Dave Graham, 20th Apr 2022 -
44 Daños Con-Laterales 8C+ Ignacio Sánchez González, Jun 2022 -
45 Brace For the Cure 8C+ Matt Fultz, Jun 2022 -
46 Isles of Wonder SDS 8C+ Aidan Roberts, Jul 2022 Will Bosi, Solly Kemball-Dorey
47 Distortion 8C+ Drew Ruana, Aug 2022 -
48 Honey Badger 8C+ Will Bosi, 10th Aug 2022 -
49 Vecchio Leone SDS 8C+ Aidan Roberts, Nov 2022 Matt Fultz, Stefano Carnati
50 Bookkeeping 8C+ Drew Ruana, 21st Dec 2022 Colin Duffy
51 Return of the Dreamtime 8C+ Yannick Flohé, 31st Jan 2023 Francesco Berardino
52 Maxwell's Demon Low 8C+ Drew Ruana, 16th Feb 2023 -
53 The Lion's Share 8C+ Aidan Roberts, Between 18th Feb 2023 and 9th Mar 2023 -
54 Celestite 8C+ Dave Graham, 28th Mar 2023 Francesco Berardino
55 Gateway 8C+ Martin Keller, Oct 2023 -
56 The Dark Side 8C+ Carlo Traversi, 23rd Dec 2023 -
57 Devilution 8C+ Sean Bailey, Jan 2024 Shawn Raboutou
58 Adrenaline 8C+ Daniel Woods, Between 1st Jan 2024 and 7th Feb 2024 -
59 Regret 8C+ Toru Nakajima, Between 1st Jan 2024 and 1st Mar 2024 -
60 Pneuma 8C+ Niccolò Ceria, 2024 -
61 Muerte por Asfixia 8C+ Pablo Zamora, 4th Jan 2024 Jorge Díaz-Rullo
62 Hydrangea 8C+ - Takuya Nakajima, Akira Waku, Shinichiro Nomura, Jun Shibanuma
63 Emotional Landscapes 8C+ - Nicolai Užnik