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Watch Nathaniel Coleman and Drew Ruana Send V16

A hard repeat and a burly first ascent

Drew Ruana is one of the strongest boulderers in North America these days with V15/16 sends weekly. At 16, he made the first ascent of Assassin 5.14 in Smith Rocks and the following year he made the first ascent of Brave New World 5.14d.

In this clip, the Olympic qualified climber goes beast mode on Creature from the Black Lagoon V16 put up by Daniel Woods.

Drew Ruana on V16 Repeat

The below video was directed by Ben Neilson, it documents the first ascent of The Grand Illusion, a V16 at Little Cottonwood Canyon by Nathaniel Coleman.

The film features Ruana and Coleman attempting the obvious extension to Euro Roof, a V13 established by Chris Sharma. It’s now one of the hardest problems in the world.

Nathaniel Coleman V16 FA