Ian Dory Climbs The Wheel of Life


Ian Dory sending The Wheel Of Life, Hollow Mountain Cave, The Grampians from Exileded on Vimeo.

Ian Dory made the seventh ascent of The Wheel of Life in the Grampians in Australia. Dai Koyamada made the first ascent of this route/boulder problem in 2004; though the line requires more than 60 moves, Koyamada gave it the bouldering grade of V16. Since its six subsequent repeats (Chris Webb Parsons, Ethan Pringle, James Kassay, Benjamin Cossey, and Dave Graham), the grade hasn't quite settled. It's been called V15, V16, and 5.14d.