The Men Behind Russia's Bouldering Revolution

Russia is not an area that you hear about much in the rock climbing media but that doesn’t mean that there’s no rock jocks there.

Artem Petrakov is a super strong climber who’s recently been developing a new bouldering area in Russia called “LietLahti”, where’s he’s just put up the Country’s first 8B+ boulder problem. He named the problem “Kozhanyi Nos” (leather nose) in memory of his dog, which died on the same day as he finally sent his project. Read more and watch the video on