Yosemite Bouldering Elevated With Its First Reported V15/8C Love Will Tear Us Apart

Off-the-radar crankster Pablo Hammack, 20, of Santa Barbara, snagged the first problem in the Valley with the proposed grade of V15.

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Yosemite, famous for its iconic boulders and problems including Midnight Lightning, Bachar Cracker, Thriller and a near endless bucket list for boulderers, is back on the world stage (but did it every leave?) with Pablo Hammack’s recent send of what may be the Valley’s first V15/8C, and its hardest boulder problem to date. But, don’t listen to us. Watch the vid.


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