20-year-old Christopher Cosser, of Johannesburg, South Africa, is one of two climbers representing both the South African nation and the African continent in climbing at
Alex Megos never met a route he couldn’t climb in short order… that was until he encountered Bibliographie, an undone sport line at the French super-crag, Céüse.
There are no two ways about it: think of bouldering and Fred Nicole immediately springs to mind. Ever since he first started bouldering in 1987 together with his brother François, there have been few climbers who have dominated and influenced this tight-knit scene as convincingly and consistently as Frédéric and the countless beautiful and difficult problems put up all across the globe during the last quarter of a century are testament to the Swissman’s vision and ability.
At its best, a route name hints at the nature of the route, or encapsulates the story of its opening ascent, or makes reference to a prominent feature found along the way; at its worst, it describes the route’s principal physical feature in unflattering or prosaic terms.