After 3 years and over 150 sessions, Marin Keller aka „Swizzybouldering“ can add a seat start to the Boulder „Ninja Skills“ (8B +). The Boulder in the Swiss Ticino was first awarded by Nalle Hukkataival in 2009. One week before, Martin was able to successfully climb „The Story of two weeks“ (8C). Martin was able to climb three 8C-Boulders in addition to these previous Topboulder.
Maretin dazu: „Bit late; but „real-life“ came first 😉 nevertheless still super happy to finally do the FIRST ASCENT off the „SIT-DOWN-START to NINJA-SKILLS, 8C/8C+“ – the best and hardest boulder i ever climbed on!!!
after more then three years off effort, over 150 sessions, climbing at minus six degrees celius and in 50cm of snow to epic all-night-12hrs sessions in up to 25C in july and falling twice at the very last harder move to the lip (after 10hrs!!! into the session) in july – i finally was able to keep it together and send the SDS to this legendary @nalle_hukkataival boulder !!! .
the send did happen just one week after doing „STORY OF TWO WORLDS (low-start), 8C“ – my best week of climbing for sure!!! and the best was that (as on the send of „story“) my girl @cat__ballou (she joined and supported me on so many epic sessions down there!) and my good friend giani (@gianiclimbs) have been down there with me for the send! they shuffled pads and gave me that little bit off extra motivation and power to keep going when i started to numb out on the top out! thanx so much!!! wouldn’t have had been possible without these two !!!
and again it was this experience to turn the impossible into possible! dream big – work hard – enjoy the process – learn (fail) – and (eventually) send – wherever in life you are“
great pic by my friend @hanneskutza .“
Photo: (c) Hannes Kutza
Video: (c) Produced by puzzleglass