Paul Robinson reaches 1 000 boulders 8A and harder

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Saturday, 16 May

Paul Robinson added his first 8A boulder to his scorecard in 2003. Now 17 years later, he has logged #1 000, out of which close to 200 FA's, and comments, "Wow. What an incredible journey. I feel so lucky for the life I have. Can I do another 1k?!" Including 21 8C's, out of which seven FA's, and 14 flashes 8A+ and 8B, Paul should be considered one of the leading boulders in the world during the last 20 years. "n 2003, at the age of 16, I climbed my very first 8A, the Egg in Squamish. As I continued to climb my goal has always been to climb as much as I can and to build a big pyramid for myself. I wanted to climb every style of every grade. A few years ago, I realized that reaching 1000 was an actual possibility. I could not believe it. I have been fortunate enough to be able to climb all over the world on some of the best boulders around. I was also lucky enough to make the first ascent of a few five-star gems along the way too. While in Switzerland, I thought I was going to be able to complete my journey to 1000. Then, with covid-19, I was forced to head back to the USA. Since returning home, I spent the quarantine time building a climbing wall and training. When I returned back outside, I felt weak but with a few sessions, I started to feel strong again. I am now feeling really good and excited for some more lines in Colorado! I had plane tickets to South Africa for this summer but because of Covi, I will not be able to make the trip. Yesterday, I reached 999 and then 1000 with two fun 8B's on the Coal Creek Boulder. The boulder is pretty amazing and there are a lot of hard lines left! I am not sure if 2000 will be possible but I am really going to try for it!"

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