Eliot Stephens doing the 16th ascent „From Dirt Grows the Flowers“ (8C) in the Swiss bouldering area Cresciano. The boulder is one of the most repeated 8C bouldering and was first ascented by Dave Graham in 2005. After the „Arzak“ (8C) in November last year it was his second boulder in this grade for the Eliot.

Eliot by Instagram: „Feels good to make an ascent of this classic @dave_graham_ testpiece. A big one off the All Time list. I ended up going to war with the final 8A mantle, which was fine in isolation, but horrible from the floor. Something would always be off. Skin, body position, too tired, foot not on right, hand position wrong. A move with no margin for error. No powering through. Do it perfectly. Or fall. Fortunately on the last day I made it happen. Raw Vid to come. To ride out the last day momentum we gunned it over to Brione, and I got to enjoy some problems I’d been eying up on rest days.

  • Forever More (8A)
  • Forever More Sit (8A+)
  • Darkness (8A+)
  • The Fulcrum Direct (8A) – Flash

Finishing the trip climbing 5x 8’s in a day was the cherry on top. Cheers Swiss, dealt us a good one this time“