In June, 2013, Bernd Zangerl climbed Shantaram, V16, contender for hardest boulder problem in the world.

In Gripped’s spring issue, be sure to check out Zangerl’s journey into a northern village in India. Accompanied by other strong boulderers, Zangerl discovers hundreds of untouched boulders and a culture he falls in love with.

Watch Zangerl as he climbs Shantaram, “”Many rocks have inspired me during my 14 year long boulder trip, but that massive block on a remote,  idyllic island literally dwarfed everything previous,” said Zangerl. Shantaram stems from Inidan mythology and means peace. See here for more of Zanerl’s sends.

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