Terremer

FA Grade:

8C+

Ascent 1 of Terremer by Frédéric Nicole

Date of Ascent:

January 01, 2006

Suggested Grade:

8C+

Notes:

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Another Nicole’s record in Hueco Tanks
Fred Nicole has established a new superhard boulder problem at Hueco Tanks, Texas. During a visit in his beloved region in December, the 35-year-old Swiss added a “logical sit start” to his last winter’s problem Terre de Sienne V15. The new line, Terremer, links Terre d… with Diaphanous Sea V12. Nicole, who has established most of Hueco’s testpieces during more than a decade of visits, said, “I have … never done anything which felt that hard at first, except maybe Entlinge” [a problem Nicole climbed last spring in Amulgtal, Switzerland – ed.]. “I’m not sure, but I might propose V16 (8c+)”. The only other person who suggested this grade for his problems is Dai Koyomada, who rated so two of his hardest lines. Both of them can be found at the Hollow Mountain Cave in Australia, and both are very long traverses. Fred Nicole is without doubt a boulderer with the biggest number of ascents of 8c and harder problems; he’s put up or repeated more than 10 by now (Entlinge, Amandla, Le poinçonneur des lilas, Dipende, Golden Shadow, Tierre de Sienne, El techo de los tres B, Monkey Wedding, Black Eagle SD., New Base Line, Prometeus and the old Dreamtime). Taking it all into consideration, it seems that Terremer may be a likely candidate for the most difficult boulder in the world.

Ascent 2 of Terremer by Paul Robinson

Date of Ascent:

January 01, 2008

Suggested Grade:

8C

Notes:

8C mid/soft. 4+ days

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Ascent 3 of Terremer by Daniel Woods

Date of Ascent:

January 30, 2010

Suggested Grade:

8C

Notes:

8C soft

Ascent 4 of Terremer by Daniel Beall

Date of Ascent:

January 21, 2013

Suggested Grade:

8C

Link:

Dan Beall Sends Terremer (V15)
California climber, Dan Beall has sent one of Hueco Tanks' hardest boulder problems. Yesterday, he claimed the 4th ascent of Terremer, a problem established by Fred Nicole in 2006 and given a proposed grade of V16. The problem has since been repeated by Paul Robinson in 2008 and Daniel Woods in 2010. Terremer is a low start to the already really hard Terre de Sienne (V13/14). The full line is possibly the hardest problem in Hueco... but these things are always debatable. Dan considers the problem solid for the V15 grade based on his repeats of numerous V14's like Jade in RMNP, Colorado; Direct North in Bishop, California, and his first ascent of Misdirection, also in Bishop.

Ascent 5 of Terremer by Simon Parton

Date of Ascent:

December 16, 2015

Suggested Grade:

8C

Notes:

1.5 hours