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Dave MacLeod Ticks Catalan Witness the Fitness

Dave MacLeod has made the eighth ascent of Catalan Witness the Fitness, a V14 or V15, in Spain.

MacLeod is one of the world’s strongest traditional climbers with hard sends around the globe, but has a number of hard boulders to his name, including Practice of the Wild V15.

Catalan Witness the Fitness was first climbed by Chris Sharma and most recently climbed by Jakob Schubert, who downgraded it from V15 to V14.

'Catalan Witness the Fitness' FLASH 💥🔥💥😄 What a day! Since our flights are quite late we decided to stop at Cova del ocell before heading to the airport. I already thought this boulder would fit me very well (steep climbing on crimps) and I was right. With the perfect support from @janhojer and @marcojubes I was able to flash it, thanks a lot buddies 🙌 This boulder has been called fb 8c in the past but as nice as a 8c flash sounds I can't agree, guess it is more like low end 8b+. But who cares, I was very positively surprised how good the rock was and how natural and well this boulder climbs! So psyched!!!! 📸 by @marcojubes seconds before my go 😄 • #lastdaybestday #wennsläuftdannläufts #rockclimbing #bouldering #inshape

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MacLeod noted on his blog, “Catalan Witness the Fitness has been confirmed at Font 8C [V15] several times, although after Jakob Schubert’s amazing ascent recently, he suggested a downgrade to 8B+ [V14].

“I don’t have the same experience at this level of bouldering as those other guys, but given what I do have, I think I would concur with 8B+ [V14].”

Catalan Witness the Fitness Sends
Chris Sharma
Alberto Rocasolano
Felipe Camargo
Nacho Sánchez
Martin Stráník
Jernej Kruder
Jakob Schubert
Dave MacLeod