Now Simon Lorenzi has also managed it. After intensive preparation, he managed the second repetition of the world’s first 9A boulder after William Bosi.

„From being something not even imaginable in my craziest dreams not a long time ago to the achievement of a life goal.

Big thanks to @lecampdebase.bxl for making this adventure possible.“

The boulder was first climbed by Finnish climber Nalle Hukkataival in 2016 and has not been repeated despite many attempts by well-known climbers.

The boulder is located in the Lappnor bouldering area (which is why the boulder is also known as the Lappnor Project), around 100 kilometres east of the Finnish capital Helsinki. It is about four metres high and overhangs by about 45 degrees and consists of only five extremely difficult moves. Nalle Hukkataival describes the project as „a very simple boulder with straightforward and brutal frontal climbing. No tricks, just raw power.“

After the first ascent, Hukkataival named the boulder Burden of Dreams, in reference to the documentary of the same name from Werner Herzog’s 1982 film Fitzcarraldo.

Last year, Simon was able to secure the third repetition of the Swiss top boulder „Alphane“ in the Swiss bouldering area „Chironico“ in Ticino. The first repeated 9A boulder in the world.

Photo: (c) Gilles Charlier