Paul Robinson reports First Ascent of „Karoshi“ (8C) in Hueco tanks. In total Paul first ascented sixth 8C-Boulders. The Boulder is located in the same overhang like Fred Nicole’s „New map of hell“ (8A) first ascented in 1996. It was after Pauls 918 Boulder in the grade 8A and harder.

Paul to his First Ascent: Very very happy to have made the first ascent of, “Karoshi,” in Hueco Tanks! @westmountainmedia and I discovered this line last year when we went over to the newly opened, @fred_nicole “New Map of Hell.” I spied a set of holds that looked to climb straight out the steep overhang. Obvious start and a set of some gnarly sharp crimps to the finish. The line eluded me that season but upon some extra training this year, I can back this year motivated and psyched to try again! I re-learned all of the moves and started to dial it all in and eventually found myself on top of this very hard line for me. Always a great feeling to accomplish something that feels so tough. As for the grade, I am going to suggest V15/8C. It is always very hard to judge with a first ascent, but I am eager to hear what more people have to say about the line as it gets more traffic in the future. Video coming to the YouTube channel in the coming weeks  bouldering big thanks to everyone that supported me on this journey 

















Photo:(c) Keith Allen – westmountainmedia