This week’s video comes straight from the fantastic Peak District where Five Ten athlete, Will Bosi checks out Voyager, a super classic boulder first ascented by Ben Moon back in 2005. Voyager has become an iconic boulder in the Peak with its striking aesthetic and unique style of cutting-edge, overhanging gritstone. Unlike many of its gritstone counterparts, Voyager’s difficulty comes from its tiny, razor sharp pebble pulling rather than tenuous smears or technical hold fondling. To make matters worse for Will, the crucial crux hold broke 3 years ago and the climb has remained unrepeated since with the final sequence of moves now proving far more difficult.
Having unlocked the new beta for the revised version of Voyager, Will ticked off the problem relatively swiftly, claiming it felt way harder than his other 8B ascent on grit – Jerry Moffatt’s test piece, The Ace. Another stamp in the book for Will in what’s proving to be a stellar few years, from flashing our local test piece Isla de Encanta 8B at the end of 2020 to claiming a first ascent of King Capella 9b+ in 2021, Will has undoubtedly become one of the world’s climbing elite.