Sleepwalker 8C+ by Rudolph “Drew” Ruana

Sleepwalker 8C+ by Rudolph "Drew" Ruana
Sleepwalker 8C+ by Rudolph "Drew" Ruana

Drew Ruana, #13 in the Combined World Championship, has done his first 8C+, Sleepwalker in Red Rocks, which was put up by Jimmy Webb one year ago, video. (c) Cameron Hörst

I just dialed all the moves perfectly before considering redpoint attempts. I did it on my 4th rp try today but I made sure over the last seven days before that I could do all the sections perfectly each session. I was going for “low points” and yesterday did it from the 2nd move to the top which gave me confidence.”

The boulder is like 50-55 degrees overhanging and with three pads stacked Drew was able to work all the hard moves.

Drew has previously said that his focus is not the Olympics and he was not selected to participate in the Continental Championship. However, if a Canadian gets the spot, Drew is likely to get the Tripartite ticket, based on his WCH result.

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