The Wheel of Life (original version)

FA Grade:

8C

Date of Ascent:

May 12, 2004

Suggested Grade:

8C

Notes:

Koyamada originally suggested 8C+, but later changed his opinion to 8C. Watch the ascent on "The Wheel of Life V16".

Date of Ascent:

October 13, 2007

Suggested Grade:

8C

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Date of Ascent:

June 24, 2010

Suggested Grade:

9a

Notes:

9a/+

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Date of Ascent:

September 07, 2011

Suggested Grade:

8C+

Date of Ascent:

September 30, 2011

Suggested Grade:

8B+

Date of Ascent:

June 08, 2012

Suggested Grade:

9a+

Date of Ascent:

June 17, 2012

Suggested Grade:

9a+

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Date of Ascent:

July 06, 2013

Suggested Grade:

9a

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Alex Megos Makes Short Work of the Wheel of Life
According to our reports, Megos had his first session in the Cave last week, climbing Cave Rave (V13) three times, before coming back for his second session on Saturday when he completed the full Wheel of Life on his third attempt of the day.

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Date of Ascent:

July 23, 2013

Suggested Grade:

9a

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Date of Ascent:

May 28, 2016

Suggested Grade:

9a

Notes:

9a soft/8B+ soft

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Wheel of Life 8C for Alex Barrows
In terms of grade I think the concensus nowadays is 9a as a route grade, or 8B+ as a boulder grade; a bit harder if you don't use kneepads, but I sure as hell did! I thought it was probably lower end 9a, not that I'm particularly qualified to give an opinion compared to some of the previous ascentionists. The climbing is probably harder than that on Era Vella, but then it's a million times easier to work so it should be physically harder to earn a similar grade for the overall challenge. Anyway, it's not really about the grade with this thing, it's about it being The Wheel of Life and about it being awesome fun!

Date of Ascent:

October 20, 2017

Suggested Grade:

8B+

Notes:

4 sessions

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