Facundo Langbehn is First V15 Chilean Boulderer
Facundo Langbehn became the first Chilean climber to tick the V15 grade with his recent send of The Nest in Red Rocks, Nevada.
It was the fifth ascent of the route which was first climbed by Daniel Woods in 2013 and repeated by Jimmy Webb, Paul Robinson and Nalle Hukkataival.
Langbehn is only the second South American after Felipe Camargo to climb V15.
Langbehn was 23 years old at the time of his send and from Santiago, Chile. He’s been climbing since he was four and has been focusing on bouldering for the past few years.
He did his first V13 in 2012 and soon saw a video of Woods climbing The Nest and wanted to try it.
He first tried it in 2016 but conditions were not right but he returned in late 2017 and climbed it on the third day of his trip.
He also climbed Meadowlark Lemon Sit V14 and Reflecting Pool V13 in Red Rocks on the same trip.
Watch the send below.