Defying Gravity On The Wheel of Life

Check out this amazing video that has been making the rounds on the Internet the past few days. It’s of 22 year old Chris Webb Parsons of Australia putting up a second ascent of The Wheel of Life, a bouldering problem that has only been solved once before when it was originally completed by Dai Koyamada of Japan back in 2004.

The Wheel is a rated as a V16 difficulty (roughly equivalent to at 5.15b) and it took Parsons 68 moves to complete, which is much longer than most bouldering problems. While watching the video, keep in mind how nimble and acrobatic this guy is on the rock. There are several moments where I was just in awe. It’s an amazing bit of climbing, even if it is only a few feet off the ground. 😉

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