The German Max Raeuber can get the 15th ascents of „The story of two worlds“ (8C) in the Swiss Boulder area Cresciano. With the two repetitions of Christof Rauch and Sebastian Cotting of the „low“ variant (8C +), he has even gone 17th ascent. Dave Graham’s boulder from 2005 should be the most repeated boulder in Grade 8C. For Max, who’s tried „The Dagger“ (8B +) climb, if the end of „Dagger“ was wet and he tested the moves of „The story of two worlds“.
Max Raeuber by Facebook: „Yesterday something special happened. After some really close goes in the sessions before I was finally able to climb „the story of 2 worlds“. This climb means a lot to me. I still remember how impressed I was when I first saw a picture of Dave Graham climbing it and how syked I got when I first saw it in reality. Years later when I tried the „Dagger“ I decided to try the moves of „Story…“ since the end of „Dagger“ was wet. The idea of climbing the full line was born even tho I was still struggling with „Dagger“. So over the years I tested my chances in „Story…“ Last year I came painfully close before it got to warm. But this season was mine. After constantly thinking about it during my training sessions I’m really happy to close this chapter.“
Photo: (c) Tom Thudium/Andrea Buchholz (offtoclimb)