Chris Webb Parsons

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Chris Webb Parsons
Born (1985-04-02) 2 April 1985 (age 32)
Nationality Australian/English
Occupation Rock Climber
Known for Bouldering

Christopher Webb Parsons (2 April 1985 in England) is an Australian professional rock climber known internationally for his bouldering ascents including the second ascent of Dai Koyamada's Wheel of Life, first ascents including Purring Puma (V14/8B+) and Catalyst (V14/8B+), and as one of or, more normally, the only active member of the Australian World Cup Bouldering Team. In 2011 he began commentating on the IFSC Bouldering World Cup live feed whenever he does not make the next round of competition. He is sponsored by Black Diamond Equipment, Moon Climbing (apparel), Evolv (shoes) and Australian Industrial Rope Access.



  • White Ladder 34 (8c+) First Ascent
  • Motor Pussy 33 (8c) First Ascent
  • Hats and Hood 33 (8c) First Ascent
  • Mechanical Animals 33 (8c)
  • Morpheus 33 (8c) First 33 or harder climbed by an Australian overseas


  • The Wheel of Life V15 Second Ascent[1]
  • Desperanza V15
  • Believe In Two First Ascent
  • Catalyst V14 First Ascent
  • Purring Puma V14 First Ascent
  • Never Ending Story V14 First V14 climbed by an Australian overseas

Competition Highlights[edit]

IFSC World Cup Bouldering Competitions[edit]

  • 2011 - Vail World Cup - 6th

Other International Competitions[edit]

  • 2008 - Austrian Bouldering Championships - 2nd
  • 2008 - NSW State Bouldering Championships - 1st
  • 2008 - NSW Bouldering Series - 1st
  • 2007 - Oceania Onsight Championships - 1st
  • 2007 - Australian Bouldering Championships - 1st






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