The young Franconian Moritz Welt could now get an ascent of the extreme classic par excellence, „Dreamtime“ in the Swiss bouldering crag „Cresciano“. Moritz Welt managed the Cresciano classic within only two sessions, one last winter, one at the end of last year. After the first ascent of „Lazarus“ (9a+), Moritz repeatedly proves his current good form.

Fred Nicole’s boulder was considered the first 8C boulder in the world and is located in the Swiss bouldering crag of Cresciano near Riviera.

The 20-pull boulder runs through a roughly 45-degree overhang of a boulder, first as a traverse from right to left, then climbing out about halfway up the wall. Crux move is a jump to the ledge at the top of the overhang. In addition, there is an easier standing start variation in difficulty 8A/8A+ that starts directly at the crux move.

Frederic Nicole was able to climb the boulder for the first time on October 28, 2000, and graded it 8C on the Fontainebleau scale.

In 2004, the boulder’s holds were enlarged by an unknown person, thus changing the boulder irretrievably. and the boulder was subsequently downgraded to 8B+ by most repeaters. In the fall of 2009, one of the holds broke off again, so the boulder is again graded 8B+/C.

Photo and video: (c) Miro Enzenberger


Moritz Welt auf Instagram: „Dreamtime ▪️ This one doesn’t need any longer introduction. One promising session last winter, and a really good one today. ▪️ Vid by…“