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Fred Nicole Talks Dreamtime, First V15 Ever

Fred Nicole started climbing at Cresciano, Switzerland, in 1991 and went on to make first ascents of many of the area’s test-piece lines.

In 2000, he made the first ascent of Dreamtime as the world’s first V15 (8C). It was the new standard of hard bouldering and set the stage for the past 17 years of sends.

Jan Hojer sends Dreamtime V15 in below video.

The sit start leads into 21 moves through an overhang and is 10 metres long. It’s divided into the first fingery section into a dyno and sloper to the top.

The problem has been climbed by many of the world’s top climbers, including Dave Graham, Dai Koyamada and Chris Sharma.

In this short film, Nicole talks about the now-famous problem with Jan Hojer and Jule Wurm.

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