Big Paw

FA Grade:

8C

Ascent 1 of Big Paw by David Graham

Date of Ascent:

November 27, 2008

Suggested Grade:

8C

Notes:

Ascent 2 of Big Paw by Dai Koyamada

Date of Ascent:

November 12, 2010

Suggested Grade:

8B+

Notes:

Koyamada originally suggested 8C, but later changed his opinion to 8B+. Watch the ascent on "Eternally".

Ascent 3 of Big Paw by Adam Ondra

Date of Ascent:

November 29, 2010

Suggested Grade:

8C

Notes:

8B+/8C

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Ascent 4 of Big Paw by Paul Robinson

Date of Ascent:

November 29, 2010

Suggested Grade:

8B+

Notes:

Ascent 5 of Big Paw by Micky Page

Date of Ascent:

Unknown

Suggested Grade:

Unknown

Notes:

In 2011?

Ascent 6 of Big Paw by Sean McColl

Date of Ascent:

November 13, 2011

Suggested Grade:

8C

Notes:

Watch the ascent on "The Network".

Ascent 7 of Big Paw by Guntram Jörg

Date of Ascent:

November 24, 2011

Suggested Grade:

8C

Ascent 8 of Big Paw by Daniel Woods

Date of Ascent:

November 24, 2011

Suggested Grade:

8B+

Notes:

Woods originally suggested 8C, but later changed his opinion to 8B+ (hard).

Ascent 9 of Big Paw by James Webb

Date of Ascent:

March 13, 2014

Suggested Grade:

8B+

Notes:

Media:

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Ascent 10 of Big Paw by Toru Nakajima

Date of Ascent:

March 15, 2014

Suggested Grade:

8B+

Notes:

Link:

Toru Nakajima announcing his ascent of Big Paw on his Facebook page.
I climbed Big Paw 8B+ today. It was amazing problem and I am grad to do such a nice boulder!!

Ascent 11 of Big Paw by Giuliano Cameroni

Date of Ascent:

February 04, 2015

Suggested Grade:

8B+

Notes:

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Ascent 12 of Big Paw by Jan Hojer

Date of Ascent:

March 04, 2015

Suggested Grade:

8B+

Notes:

Ascent 13 of Big Paw by Edward Feehally

Date of Ascent:

February 28, 2017

Suggested Grade:

8B+

Notes:

Media:

Link:

NEWS - Ned Feehally on Form in Switzerland: Big Paw 8B+
Big Paw was first climbed by Dave Graham in 2008 and is the sit start of Boogalagga 8B, a stunning blunt arête. Originally graded 8C, repeat ascensionists have since suggested 8B+, which Ned agrees with: 'I think it seems to have settled at 8B+ now. That felt about right to me. Big Paw climbs from a sit start up a series of layaways and edges, to a crux move into a small pocket. I'd always wanted to do this problem and it was worth the trip alone.'

Ascent 14 of Big Paw by David Firnenburg

Date of Ascent:

December 16, 2017

Suggested Grade:

8B+

Notes:

Ascent 15 of Big Paw by David Fitzgerald

Date of Ascent:

April 05, 2018

Suggested Grade:

8C

Notes:

8C soft

Link:

Hard Boulders in Europe for David Fitzgerald
David Fitzgerald has climbed Bügeleisen (8B+) in Maltatal and Big Paw (8B+/8C) in Chironico. David worked the problems over two trips, struggling with the weather and the difficulty, but quickly became obsessed with climbing both.