Scottish climber Will Bosi has sent his first 5.15b with a tick of La Capella at Siurana in Spain. The 21-year-old is only the second U.K. climber to manage a redpoint of the grade.
He needed only two sessions and was working against the clock and worsening skin conditions. After the send, he said, “I just can’t stop smiling. This route has been a lifetime goal of mine and climbing it means so much to me.” Bosi became the youngest U.K. climber to bag a 5.15a with Rainshadow at Malham in 2018 before repeating the grade with the iconic Hubble at Raven Tor and a first repeat of Malcolm Smith’s Hunger at the Anvil, Loch Goil. Steve McClure became the first Brit to climb 5.15b with an ascent of his own route, Rainman at Malham Cove.
Bosi now returns to the U.K. to train for the European Continental Championships in Moscow where there is the potential to get an invite to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. La Capella was first climbed by Adam Ondra in 2011 and repeated by Stefano Ghisolfi and Daniel Woods in early 2018.
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La Capella 9b ✅ lost for words, one of my dream lines crossed off the list 😁😁😁 . . Thanks Alex for the belays and to my sponsors who have supported me along the way 💪. Now back to the UK to train… . . . #climbing #leadclimbing #rock #rockclimbing #sport #ifsc #9b #training #crimps #tryharder #dreams