The problem is known for its history of ascents – not long but being a breakthrough and crucial for the sport. Entlinge
was set by Swiss Fred Nicole
in 2005 and for many years it seemed like it was a standard of boulder 8C grade. The first repetition of Entlinge
took place only four years later and was made by another legend of bouldering, Bernd Zangerl
. Shorly after it was sent also by Franz Vidmer
. But the most significant ascent was still to come. In November 2011, the problem aroused the interest of American Daniel Woods
. Woods obviously got throught with it but it’s not enough to say that he did it very quickly as the American flashed
the problem! Both Woods and Ceria
agree that Entlinge
deserves more 8B+
grade than 8C, still the sequence itself is considered at least impressive.
On Ceria’s list there are other two ascents of that level of difficulty – The Never Ending Story
and The Dagger
, both in Magic Woods.
The very same day he sent Entlinge
, Ceria succeeded also at L’ombre du vent
8B – another crimpy problem by Fred Nicole.