16 year old Chris Cosser has sent Bovens ”King line” Godzilla on Sunday 20 March 2017 pushing his 8a.nu ranking up to 3rd in SA.
Besides this great send, this youngster has been making waves in the climbing circle with his contagious enthusiasm for climbing and impressive sport climbing checklist over the last year. He is on the “to watch list” for upcoming rope guns sending his first 26/7b (Vandals in Fernkloof) just over a year ago in February 2016 to his first 31/8a+ (Raptophilia at Boven) in June 2016. Future life 32/8b at Wow Prow went in the bag in August 2016 along with Squaw Play (30/8a at WigWam) and Tokolosie (30/8a at Boven) in December 2016.
Chris has been involved with the indoor climbing circuit since taking the SA National U13 Lead title in 2013 and has represented SA in 3 IFSC World Youth Championships with his latest indoor achievement of 3rd place in the 2016 National Rock Masters. CityROCK Johannesburg has become his home ground training gym under the supportive and watchful eye of his coach James Barnes who keeps challenging him and pushing his limits. Chris was also the first official member of Redpoint Climbing Club after Brett Nicolson saw his climbing potential at age 11.
Congratulations Chris on this great send and we will be watching and supporting you as you take SA sport climbing to the next level!