Insanity of Grandeur

FA Grade:

8B+

Date of Ascent:

November 09, 2012

Suggested Grade:

8B+

Notes:

Koyamada originally suggested 8C soft, but later changed his opinion to 8B+. Watch the ascent on "Dai's Video Diaries Vol. 4".

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Insanity of grandeur, 8C, first ascent by Koyamada
I named it 'Insanity of grandeur', and I felt it may be soft 8C.

Date of Ascent:

December 06, 2013

Suggested Grade:

8B+

Notes:

Gabriele first graded it as 8C soft, but later adjusted his opinion and gave it 8B+. 5 sessions

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Date of Ascent:

December 19, 2013

Suggested Grade:

8B+

Notes:

Chris first graded it as 8C, but later adjusted his opinion and gave it 8B+. 6 days

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Insanity of Grandeur, 8C, by Chris Webb Parsons
YES!!! Just finished of Insanity Of Grandeur 8C. After 6 days of work and falling on the slab top out twice (yes twice) today I topped it out with the rain and snow poring down and skin so torn up.

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Date of Ascent:

March 14, 2014

Suggested Grade:

8B+

Notes:

1 session

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Date of Ascent:

March 24, 2014

Suggested Grade:

8C

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Toru Nakajima announcing his ascent of Insanity of Grandeur on his Facebook page.
金曜の夜から雨でツアー終了かと思いきや、昨日雨が止んで風吹いたお陰で日曜の夕方と今朝は何とか登れました! Second Life 8B フラッシュ Insanity of Grandeur 8C 以上、ツアー終了です! 気を付けて帰ります!

Date of Ascent:

January, 2015

Suggested Grade:

8C

Notes:

8C soft

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Insanity of Grandeur
so i waited. and it was totally worth it! on my second try of the day i was lucky enough to make it trough the bottom-part and i did not let go anymore. i climbed very well, not one little error (for once) and was not tired at all arriving at the first "rest" (after twenty moves). but while resting i could feel that i was not as fresh as i thought i would be but i still could feel the holds (thanks to that hot stone in the chalkbag, thanx gabri!) so i kept going. everything went great but while setting up for the move to the lip i could feel how the fingers of my left hand just started to open their grip. i panicked and pressed my thump over my other fingers forcing them to keep holding the grip. but i could feel that everything was pointing down into the pads. nevertheless i went for the lip - my body went back - i hit the lip with just three fingers - but somehow stayed on. i crossed for the match and now the fingers on my right started to open and again. i just barley made it. needless to say i was super tired. but i still could feel the holds. so i just rested for a few shakeouts, took some chalk and went for my new mantel-beta. and the mantel went very smooth, it went down perfectly as did the slabby topout into the dark... sitting on top of that proud boulder in the middle of the night was just THE perfect ending - another EPIC put down to rest - one more to go. and as i am not getting younger it is really time to get strong... ;) as for the grade: compared to other problems in ticino and if you are not as strong and tall as jimmy (=myself) - i think ("soft" to stay en "vogue") 8C fits in pretty ok... ;)

Date of Ascent:

February 12, 2015

Suggested Grade:

Unknown

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Date of Ascent:

March 28, 2015

Suggested Grade:

8C

Notes:

David first graded it as 8C soft, but later adjusted his opinion and gave it 8B+ hard. 3 sessions.

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Date of Ascent:

October 27, 2016

Suggested Grade:

8B+

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Date of Ascent:

January 23, 2017

Suggested Grade:

8B+

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