Paul Robinson Repeats Monkey Wedding in Rocklands

Aug 24, 2010
Outside Magazine

Alex kahn
After almost two months of work, climber Paul Robinson has managed to make the second ascent of Monkey Wedding (V15), an until-now unrepeated problem established by Swiss boulderer Fred Nicole in South Africa's Rocklands.

According to, Robinson called Monkey Wedding "a huge mental and physical struggle" and said it was "the second hardest send" he had ever completed. Robinson linked up the problem on the final day of his trip to Rocklands.

Another Fred Nicole problem got its first repeat last week, when South African climber Arjan de Kock sent Golden Shadow (V14) in Rocklands. De Kock also made the second ascent of Robinson's new problem The Big Short. 

Outside caught up with Robinson last week. Read the interview here.

--Adam Roy

Photo courtesy of Alexandra Kahn.

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