Zach Zalla reports on Insta the fourth ascent of the Nathaniel Coleman boulder „Grand Illusion“ 8C+ in Little Cottonwood Canyon (USA) after Matt Fultz, Sean Bailey and Daniel Woods. For Zach it was the first boulder in this grade.

The 25 moves of „Grand Illusion“ are one of the best and hardest boulder projects in the USA, the low-start of „Euro Roof“, a V13 in Little Cottonwood Canyon by Chris Sharma and was tried for a long time by Nathaniel Coleman and Drew Ruana last summer. In the end, Nathaniel Coleman made the successful ascent of the boulder, which the two called „The Grand Illusion“. For him, the first boulder in grade 8C+.

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„Still in disbelief, after a suboptimal performance in the lead semis round today I decided to head over to the canyon and give a rip on my proj. I got there and was immediately bummed to see the bottom holds were a little damp, I was determined and dried them enough to give one go. I pulled on, my mind went blank, and the next thing I knew I was standing on top. A magical moment i’ll never forget. So grateful for the support of the @sohi_studios crew for coming out with me for so many sessions. love y’all“

Photo: (c) Sean Faulkner