Hardest Boulder

This is the hopefully up-to-date list of the world’s most hardest boulders. Compared to the 100 hardest routes in the world, this list was extremely difficult to put together. Some of the information was contradictory, and there have been some repetitions lately. Please do not hesitate to contact us for hints and additions. Also to this list a few remarks: The two, classified with the ninth grade, Boulder “Burden of Dreams” and “No Kapote Only” of the Finn Nalle Hukkataival and Charles Albert have not been repeated. In contrast, of the twelve Fb 8c +, at least half of the Boulder already has a repeater. The boulders in grade 8C+ were first climbed by ten different climbers. So bouldering is not dominated by a single climber, like “rope climbing” with Adam Ondra. Here are more than a dozen climbers who have been able to climb a Fb 8c + problem. Unfortunately, the first Fb 8c Boulder “Dreamtime” from 2001 by Fred Nicole is no longer in its original form. Also, the master himself says that “Dreamtime” compared to the “Monkey Wedding” in the Rocklands was probably harder a Fb 8B+ was. Photo:  Nalle Hukkataival in “Burden of Dreams” Fb 9a (c) Nalle
Hukkataival

RouteGradGebietLandBegehungenErstbegehungsjahr
MikelonFb8b+/cBaltzolaSpanienIban Larrión2016
Dreamtime (nach Manipulation)Fb8b+/cCrescianoSchweizFrédéric Nicole...2001
OrochiFb8b+/cKanotoJapanDai Koyamada, Makoto Yamauchi, Alex Megos, Toshi Takeuchi, Ryuichi Murai, Normura Shinichiro2006
Blade RunnerFb8b+/cRocky Mountain National ParkUSA - ColoradoGiuliano Cameroni, Ben Burkhalter, Sam Weird, Matt Fultz2019
HydrangeaFb8b+/cShiobaraJapanDai Koyamada, Daniel Woods, Motochika Nagao, Sachi Amma, Ryuichi Murai, Nomura Shinichiro, Akira Wadu 2005
HighlanderFb8b+/cSustenpassSchweizMartin Keller, Christof Rauch2016
The KingdomFb8b+/cTicinoSchweizCarlo Traversi, Florian Wientjes, Jimmy Webb, Daniel Woods, Vadim Timonov, Martin Stráník, Matt Fultz2013
DeathstarFb8cDaniel Woods2020
La teoría del todoFb8cAlbarracínSpanienAlberto Rocasolano, Rubén Díaz Torres, Pol Roca Lopez2016
Eskerrik AskoFb8cAraotzSpanienMarkel Mendieta2016
LurragorriFb8cAraotzSpanienMarkel Mendieta2014
CthulhuFb8cArnaoSpanienNacho Sánchez2015
AirianFb8cBaltzolaSpanienIban Larrión, Alberto Rocasolano2016
Le Poinçonneur des LilasFb8cBasler JuraSchweizFred Nicole, Franz Widmer2004
The World Is YoursFb8cBiblins CaveGroßbritannienJames Squire2018
HurricaneFb8cBirgkarÖsterreichBernhard Schwaiger2009
Lucid DreamingFb8cBishopUSA - KalifornienPaul Robinson, Daniel Woods, Alex Megos, Toru, Jimmy Webb Nakajima2010
The GameFb8cBoulder CanyonUSA - ColoradoDaniel Woods, Carlo Traversi, Jon Cardwell, James Webb, Ryuichi Murai, Matt Fultz, Zach Galla2010
EntropiaFb8cCastillo de BayuelaSpanienNacho Sánchez, Alberto Rocasolano, Ignacio Mulero2011
Southern drawlFb8cChattanoogaUSA - TennesseeJimmy Webb, Taylor McNeill2015
Der mit dem Fels tanztFb8cChironicoSchweizMartin Keller, Dai Koyamada, Giuliano Cameroni, Martin Stráník, Christof Rauch, Jimmy Webb2012
From Dirt Grows the Flowers (Original)Fb8cChironicoSchweizDave Graham, Bernd Zangerl, Radovan Souček, Adam Ondra, Nalle Hukkataival, Rok Klančnik, Manuel Brunn, Nils Favre, Kilian Fischhuber, Jan Hojer, Alexey Rubtsov, Christof Rauch, Jimmy Webb, Kim Marschner, Vadim Timonov2005
TrafficFb8cCoal CreekUSA - ColoradoGriffin Whiteside, Daniel Woods, Paul Robinson2019
The Story of Two WorldsFb8cCrescianoSchweizDave Graham, Dai Koyamada, Paul Robinson, Jernej Kruder, Carlo Traversi, Giuliano Cameroni, Gabriele Moroni, Toru Nakajima, Jimmy Webb, Jan Hojer, Samuel Ometz, Martin Stráník, Alex Khazanov, Paweł Jelonek, Max Raeuber, Martin Keller, Luis Gerhardt, Leon Fraunholz, Giani Clement, Ryuichi Murai, Stefano Carnati ,Vadim Timonov, Austin Purdy, Michiel Nieuwenhuijsen, Jakob Schubert,2005
InsomnioFb8cCrevillenteSpanienNacho Sánchez2012
The Bridge of AshesFb8cElkland (RMNP)USA - ColoradoDavid Graham, James Webb, Matt Fultz2013
Walk Away SitzstartFb8cFairy StepsGroßbritannienJohn Gaskins2003
Foundation's EdgeFb8cFionnaySchweizDave Graham, Shawn Raboutou, Clément Lechaptois, Dylan Chuat2013
AngamaFb8cFontainebleauFrankreichDai Koyamada, Paul Robinson2011
BélialFb8cFontainebleauFrankreichCharles Albert2017
Délire Onirique (assis)Fb8cFontainebleauFrankreichCharles Albert, Nico Pelorson, Ryohei Kameyama2017
L'Alchimiste right versionFb8cFontainebleauFrankreichNalle Hukkataival, Alban Levier2015
La RévolutionnaireFb8cFontainebleauFrankreichCharles Albert2017
Le dernier fléauFb8cFontainebleauFrankreichSeb Frigault, Shawn Diamond, Charles Albert, Nicolas Januel2007
Le Marathon de BoissyFb8cFontainebleauFrankreichJan Hojer, Guillaume Glairon-Mondet2014
Le Pied à CoulisseFb8cFontainebleauFrankreichGuillaume Glairon-Mondet, Jimmy Webb, Nicolas Januel2016
Satan i Helvete assis (nach Ausbruch)Fb8cFontainebleauFrankreichAlban Levier2013
The Big IslandFb8cFontainebleauFrankreichVincent Ponchon, Lucas Menegatti, Arjan de Kock, Guillame Glairon-Mondet, Jan Hojer, Toru Nakajima, Chris Schulte, Griffin Whiteside, Niccolò Ceria, Edward Feehally, Michiel Nieuwenhuijsen, Jimmy Webb, Jonas Winter, Taylor McNeill, Ryohei Kameyama, Giuliano Cameroni, Anthony Ghullsten, Nico Pelorson, Pascal Gagneux, Max Deelen, Coudert Camille2010
The ForceFb8cFontainebleauFrankreichAlban Levier, Coudert Camille2016
Upgrade UFb8cFrankenjuraDeutschlandAlex Megos2012
Riot Act lowFb8cFrankenjuraDeutschlandFrieder Warth, Martin Keller2019
GossipFb8cFrankenjuraDeutschlandMarkus Bock, Markus Windisch2002
Half-LifeFb8cFrankenjuraDeutschlandFelix Knaub, Alex Megos, Max Räuber 2012
Wrath of the LichkingFb8cFrankenjuraDeutschlandFelix Knaub, Alex Megos2012
ZiqquratFb8cGabyItalienNiccolò Ceria, Gabriele Moroni2015
Frozen WaterFb8cGaisÖsterreichAlexander Feichter2018
The Mystical Patatohead's Direct EdgeFb8cGaisItalienAlexander Feichter2016
YocutoFb8cGeroJapanDai Koyamada2017
Hazel GraceFb8cGottardoSchweizGiuliano Cameroni2017
Road Sweet HomeFb8cGrampiansAustralienNalle Hukkataival2014
The Stepping StoneFb8cGrampiansAustralienNalle Hukkataival2015
The Wheel of LifeFb8cGrampiansAustralienDai Koyamada, Christopher Webb-Parsons, Ethan Pringle, James Kassay, Benjamin Cossey, Dave Graham, Ian Dory, Alex Megos, Daniel Woods, Alex Barrows, Thomas O'Halloran2004
The Ice Knife SitzstartFb8cGuanella PassUSA - ColoradoDaniel Woods2011
EternalFb8cHinokageJapanDai Koyamada, Kazuma Watanabe2013
KráterFb8cHolstejnTschechische RepublikAdam Ondra2017
Pata LedovceFb8cHolstejnTschechische RepublikAdam Ondra2011
Byaku-dou / The Road to the HeavenFb8cHoraiJapanDai Koyamada, Motochika Nagao, Mishka Ishi, Kazuma Ise2003
EpitaphFb8cHoraiJapanDai Koyamada, Ryuichi Murai2009
HallucinationFb8cHoraiJapanDai Koyamada2003
VanitasFb8cHoraiJapanDai Koyamada, Ryuichi Murai, Daisuke Ichimiya2014
Le LegionFb8cHoya MorosSpanienJesus Vaquero2019
Eterno LegadoFb8cHoya MorosSpanienAlberto Rocasolano, Jesús Muñoz Vaquero2017
KaroshiFb8cHueco TanksUSA - TexasPaul Robinson2015
TerremerFb8cHueco TanksUSA - TexasFred Nicole, Paul Robinson, Daniel Woods, Dan Beall, Simon Parton2006
PegasusFb8cJoes ValleyUSA - UtahDrew Ruana2020
GingaFb8cKanotoJapanYuji Hirayama2008
Carinthian DreamsFb8cKärntenÖsterreichChristof Rauch2017
Iron KnucklesFb8cKärntenÖsterreichChristof Rauch2017
Angeschossenes WolfFb8cKochelDeutschlandToni Lamprecht2020
Real AbsurdistanFb8cKochelDeutschlandToni Lamprecht2019
Bokassa's FridgeFb8cKochelDeutschlandToni Lamprecht, Christof Rauch, , Florian Schmalzl, Thomas Lindinger2009
Maria SingerFb8cKochelDeutschlandToni Lamprecht2004
ObsejaFb8cKusiętaPolenŁukasz Dudek2015
Boulder BlasterFb8cLa ComarcaSpanienPol Roca Lopez2018
TrinityFb8cLa PeixcaveSpanienAlberto Rocasolano2017
Poslední mažoretFb8cLabské údolíTschechische RepublikRostislav Stefanek2007
Il PirataFb8cLake DistrictGroßbritannienJohn Gaskins2004
ShadowplayFb8cLake DistrictGroßbritannienJohn Gaskins2004
VirgoFb8cLake TahoeUSA - KalifornienJimmy Webb2019
The Outer LimitsFb8cLake TahoeUSA - CaliforniaJimmy Webb, Carlo Traversi2017
WhiplashFb8cLietlahti ParkRusslandAlexey Rubtsov2017
DeliriumFb8cLincoln LakeUSA - ColoradoJimmy Webb, Daniel Woods, Dave Graham, Paul Robinson2013
The Wheel of WolvoFb8cLincoln LakeUSA - ColoradoJimmy Webb, Daniel Woods, Dave Graham, Matt Fultz2013
Power of NowFb8cMagic WoodSchweizGiuliano Cameroni2020
In Search of Time LostFb8cMagic WoodSchweizDaniel Woods, Dai Koyamada, Carlo Traversi, Tamás Zupán, Ryuichi Murai2008
La Force TranquilleFb8cMagic WoodSchweizDaniel Woods, Nalle Hukkataival2011
La Grosse TarlouzeFb8cMagic WoodSchweizMichael Piccolruaz, Christof Rauch, Giani Clement2015
The UnderstandingFb8cMagic WoodSchweizNalle Hukkataival, Jimmy Webb, Vadim Timinov2013
Unendliche Geschichte 1+2+3Fb8cMagic WoodSchweizPeter Würth, Christof Rauch, Matt Fultz, Leon Fraunholz2011
Bügeleisen SitzstartFb8cMaltatalÖsterreichNalle Hukkataival, Jakob Schubert, Stefan Scarperi2014
Emotional LandscapesFb8cMaltatalÖsterreichKlem Loskot, Martin Moser, Nalle Hukkataival, Florian Schmalzl2002
SerenataFb8cMaltbyGroßbritannienMike Adams2015
SerenationFb8cMaltbyGroßbritannienMike Adams2017
KuzanFb8cMieJapanToshi Takeuchi, Ryohei Kameyama2017
Tekuté ŠtěstíFb8cMoravian Karst TschechienMartin Stráník, Adam Ondra2018
IcebergFb8cMoravský krasTschechische RepublikMartin Stranik, Adam Ondra2020
Ghost RiderFb8cMoravský krasTschechische RepublikMartin Stranik, Adam Ondra2019
DriftFb8cMoravský krasTschechische RepublikAdam Ondra, Martin Stranik
2017
Gost RhiderFb8cMoravský krasTschechische RepublikAdam Ondra, Martin Stranik
2017
NunavutFb8cMoravský krasTschechische RepublikAdam Ondra
2019
PučmelounFb8cMoravský krasTschechische RepublikAdam Ondra
2019
HorizonFb8cMt. HieiJapanDai Koyamada, Ashima Shiraishi, Daisuke Ichimiya2015
KaramuFb8cMt. KasagiJapanDai Koyamada2009
AsagimadaraFb8cMt. MizugakiJapanTokio Muroi, Toru Nakajima, Toshi Takeuchi, Jongwon Chon, Adam Ondra, Sachi Amma, Ryuichi Murai2011
Eternal SunshineFb8cMudeungsan National ParkSüdkoreaJongwon Chon2016
HymnFb8cMudeungsan National ParkSüdkoreaJongwon Chon2016
ArzakFb8cMurgtalSchweizFrédéric Nicole, Toby Saxton, Guntram Jörg, Eliot Stephens, Vadim Timonov2015
HipoxiaFb8cNavalosaSpanienBeto Rocasolano2018
Parálisis EspásticaFb8cNavalosaSpanienCésar Quero2017
The New ChapterFb8cOzark MountainsUSA - ArkansasPaul Robinson2013
Witness the Fitness (nach Ausbruch)Fb8cOzark MountainsUSA - ArkansasChris Sharma, Fred Nicole, Daniel Woods2005
Lemento sitFb8cPedrizaFrankreichCarlos Ruano Palomares2019
El DiabloFb8cPeñolesMexikoDaniel Woods2014
CháronFb8cPetrohradTschechische RepublikAdam Ondra2011
Knocking on Heaven's DoorFb8cPetrohradTschechische RepublikPetr Resch2010
KimeraFb8cPiemontItalienChristian Core2006
KintsugiFb8cRed RocksUSA - NevadaNalle Hukkataival, Jimmy Webb, Nils Favre, Keenan Takahashi, Ethan Pringle2015
The NestFb8cRed RocksUSA - NevadaDaniel Woods, Jimmy Webb, Paul Robinson, Nalle Hukkataival, Facundo Langbehn, Keenan Takahashi, Ethan Pringle, Sam Weir, Drew Ruana2013
Trieste sitFb8cRed RocksUSA - NevadaDaniel Woods, Nalle Hukkataival, Drew Ruana, Dave Graham2014
The Last JediFb8cRemete-barlangUngarnTamás Zupán2018
Malédiction assisFb8cRioupérouxFrankreichClément Lechaptois2018
PetrichorFb8cRocklandsSüdafrikaDave Graham2019
Black Eagle assisFb8cRocklandsSüdafrikaFred Nicole, David Graham, Daniel Woods, Vadim Timonov2002
Livin' LargeFb8cRocklandsSüdafrikaNalle Hukkataival, Jimmy Webb, Shawn Raboutou2009
Monkey WeddingFb8cRocklandsSüdafrikaFrédéric Nicole, Paul Robinson, Adam Ondra, Daniel Woods, Ignacio Sánchez, Shawn Raboutou, Vadim Timonov, Nalle Hukkataival, David Graham, Charles Albert (barefoot), Alex Khazanov, Alexander Megos, Toby Saxton, Toshi Takeuchi, Aidan Roberts, Jimmy Webb, Giuliano Cameroni, Keenan Takahashi2002
ParzivalFb8cRocklandsSüdafrikaDave Graham, Jimmy Webb2018
Red Bottom SkyFb8cRocklandsSüdafrikaDave Graham2017
Spray of LightFb8cRocklandsSüdafrikaDaniel Woods, Dave Graham, Shawn Raboutou, Toshi Takeuchi, Ryuichi Murai, Martin Mobråten, Thilo Schröter, James Squire, Jimmy Webb, Giuliano Cameroni2015
The Finnish LineFb8cRocklandsSüdafrikaNalle Hukkataival, Alex Megos, Toby Saxton, Shawn Raboutou, Daniel Woods, Daisuke Ichimiya, Jimmy Webb, Giuliano Cameroni2017
The SmileFb8cRocklandsSüdafrikaGiuliano Cameroni2018
The MatriarchFb8cRocktownUSA - GeorgiaJimmy Webb2015
Paint It BlackFb8cRocky Mountain National ParkUSA - ColoradoDaniel Woods, Paul Robinson, Dave Graham, Ian Dory, Toru Nakajima, Nicholas Milburn, Matt Fultz, Daniel Fong, Niky Ceria, Sam Weir2012
RailwayFb8cRocky Mountain National ParkUSA - ColoradoAdain Roberts, Matt Fultz2019
GekirinFb8cRyutosenJapanDai Koyamada, Nomura Shinichiro, Daisuke Ichimiya2018
Pipe Dream SDFb8cSaalachtalÖsterreichBernhard Schwaiger2010
WhirlwindFb8cSaalachtalÖsterreichBernhard Schwaiger2010
ZunamiFb8cSaalachtalÖsterreichBernhard Schwaiger, Hermann Schwaiger, Klem Loskot, Florian Schmalzl, Tamás Zupán, Christof Rauch2003
BabelFb8cShiobaraJapanDai Koyamada, Motochika Nagao, Sachi Amma, Ryuichi Murai, Akira Waku2007
Hyper BalladFb8cShiobaraJapanDai Koyamada2006
Onri EdFb8c ShirakawaJapanDai Koyadama2018
Defying GravityFb8cSouth PlatteUSA - ColoradoDaniel Woods, Jimmy Webb2013
KikelaFb8cTevergaSpanienIsaac Montes, Alberto Rocasolano Jaudenes2015
In the depths of SolitudeFb8cThree cornersSüdafrikaPaul Robinson2014
Defying GravityFb8cThunder RidgeUSA - ColoradoDaniel Woods2020
Quoi de NeufFb8cToit d'OrsayFrankreichRémy Bergasse, Sébastien Bouin, Alban Levier, Jan Hojer, Jonas Winter, Manu Cornu2008
Papa OsoFb8cTorrelodonesSpanienAlberto Rocasolano2017
RokudouFb8cToyamagawaJapanDai Koyamada2016
BabylonFb8cToyota Japan BouldersJapanToshi Takeuchi, Nomura Shinichiro2016
ShambalaFb8cToyota Japan BouldersJapanDai Koyamada, Nomura Shinichiro2011
Direct HitFb8cUbatubaBrasilienDaniel Woods2019
FortalezaFb8cUbatubaBrasilienFelipe Camargo2014
Le BoaFb8cUnknownSchweizFred Nicole2011
RoadkillFb8cValle BavonaSchweizShawn Raboutou2020
PrimitivoFb8cValle BavonaSchweizJimmy Webb, Giuliano Cameroni, Martin Stráník, Daniel Woods2019
La RusticaFb8cValle BavonaFrankreichJimmy Webb, Nalle Hukkataival, Daniel Woods2013
La ColombeFb8cVernayazSchweizDave Graham2016
Styrian DeliriumFb8cWeststeiermarkÖsterreichChristof Rauch2017
TopazFb8cWild BasinUSA - ColoradoDave Graham, Daniel Woods , Paul Robinson,  Sam Weir, Giuliano Cameroni, Matt Fultz2016
ArobayoFb8cYakushimaJapanDai Koyamada2018
MethuselahzationFb8cYatsueJapanDai Koyamada2004
The EndFb8cZalogSlowenienUrh Čehovin2007
Soyuz TiefstartFb8cZarzalejoSpanienAlberto Rocasolano, César Quero2013
Total BlackoutFb8cZillertalÖsterreichChristof Rauch2020
Sierra MadreFb8cZillertalÖsterreichFlorian Schmalzl, Alfons Dornauer, Jakob Schubert, Christof Rauch2018
Wintertime LoveFb8c (trav.)CousimbertSchweizPirmin Bertle2015
Trip HopFb8c (trav.)FontainebleauFrankreichSebastien Frigault, Thomas Willenberg, Paul Robinson, Guillaume Glairon-Mondet, Jan Hojer2003
The ProcessFb8c+BishopUSA - CaliforniaDaniel Woods2015
Poison the WellFb8c+BrioneSchweizGiuliano Cameroni2019
Drop a LineFb8c+CousimbertSchweizPirmin Bertle2015
EphyraFb8c+CrescianoSchweizJimmy Webb2019
The Story of Two Worlds (low start)Fb8c+CrescianoSchweizDai Koyamada, Christof Rauch, Sebastian Cotting 2012
Hypothèse assisFb8c+FontainebleauFrankreichCharles Albert2018
La Révolutionnaire ExtensionFb8c+FontainebleauFrankreichCharles Albert, Ryohei Kameyama2016
Le Marathon de BoissyFb8c+FontainebleauFrankreichJan Hojer, Guillaume Glairon-Mondet2014
No Kapote OnlyFb8c+FontainebleauFrankreichCharles Albert, Ryohei Kameyama2018
NayutaFb8c+GeroJapanDai Koyamada2017
TerranovaFb8c+HolstejnTschechische RepublikAdam Ondra2011
Brutal RiderFb8c+Moravský krasTschechische RepublikAdam Ondra2020
LedoborecFb8c+Moravský krasTschechische RepublikAdam Ondra2020
UnitedFb8c+ Mt. MizugakiJapanRyuichi Murai2019
SleepwalkerFb8c+Red RocksUSA - NevadaJimmy Webb, Daniel Woods, Nalle Hukkataival, Drew Ruana2018
Box therapyFb8c+Rocky Mountain National ParkUSA - ColoradoDaniel Woods, Drew Ruana2018
Creature of the Black LagoonFb8c+Rocky Mountain National ParkUSA - ColoradoDaniel Woods, Dave Graham, Jimmy Webb, Daisuke Ichimiya, Shawn Raboutou, Carlo Traversi2016
Hypnotized MindsFb8c+Rocky Mountain National ParkUSA - ColoradoDaniel Woods, Rustam Gelmanov, Dave Graham2010
Off the wagon sitFb8c+Valle BavonaSchweizShawn Raboutou, Jimmy Webb2018
REMFb8c+ (8b+)CrescianoSchweizGiuliano Cameroni, Paul Robinson2019
Transcendance/TransdendenzFb8c/8c+BahratalDeutschlandThomas Willenberg2003
Ninja Skills (assis)Fb8c/8c+CrescianoSchweizMartin Keller2019
CrisisFb8c/8c+CrevillenteSpanienNacho Sánchez, Jonatan Flor Vazquez, Alberto Rocasolano2015
ShivaFb8c/8c+FontainebleauFrankreichThomas Willenberg/ Charles Albert 2009/2016 (nach Griffausbruch)
The Wheel of Life DirectFb8c/8c+GrampiansAustralienJames Kassay, Jorg Verhoeven2013
VrtuleFb8c/8c+HolstejnTschechische RepublikAdam Ondra2017
Tonino '78Fb8c/8c+MeschiaItalienMauro Calibani, Julien Nadiras, Antione Vandeputte2004
El IndomableFb8c/8c+TamajónSpanienAlberto Rocasolano, Nacho Sánchez2017
GioiaFb8c/8c+VarazzeItalienChristian Core, Adam Ondra, Nalle Hukkataival2014
Burden of DreamsFb9aLappnorFinnlandNalle Hukkataival2016

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