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Eyes set on America’s First V17 & Frustration on Excalibur 9b+ with Will Bosi

In today’s podcast, host Tom Randall sits down with athlete Will Bosi, delving into his recent trip to Arco, Italy. Where Will was attempting to secure the second ascent of Excalibur (5.15c/9b+), and looking ahead at his plans for 2024 and his upcoming trip to the USA.

Reflecting on his multiple trips to his project Excalibur, Will gives an overview of his projecting strategies and how he coped with the challenging weather conditions (which when climbing at this level takes a lot of mental control!). Tom also drew on questions fans have sent to us, asking about Will’s experiences during his trip to the Czech Republic, where he successfully sent Nova (8C/V15) while attempting Terranova (8C+/V16). Plus delving into, his thoughts on Simon Lorenzi’s beta on Burden of Dreams (9A/V17) in Finland. 

The podcast covers a range of topics, including:

  • How to use replica training and optimise your climbing performance
  • Navigating challenges and frustrations during a projecting trip when it feels the world is against you
  • Defining success in the face of a non-sending trip
  • Will Bosi’s goals for his upcoming trip to the USA
  • The importance of resting and effective skincare in climbing
  • Simon Lorenzi’s insane beta on Burden of Dreams
  • How a climber’s strengths influence their projecting strategies

And much more!

If you’re looking for more juicy insights on Will Bosi’s projecting strategies, or want to know what he is going to try next, head over to our podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and more!

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