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The Ultimate V-Point Challenge

 

My climbing partner @tomhwright had a tough skin day today up on the mountain – Tom is a bit of a super hero. After my previous partner bailed early this morning, Tom woke up from his warm, cozy bed and offered to support me on my second ground up mission to free the 8 pitch Prow Wall in 5 years. After 5 days of work this month, rapping, bolting, scrubbing, trimming, fixing and jugging, I was ready to finally put this thing to bed. We made it to the crux pitch (#4) by noon and on my third attempt, I linked through the boulder problem and onward upward toward the headwall. We topped out the 20 year project around 3pm just minutes after the sun hit the wall. This was one of the better days of climbing I can remember and one of the best routes I’ve ever done. Thanks Tom. The Prow Wall is approximately 200m and it goes at 5.10c, 5.10b, 5.12a, 5.14a, 5.11c, 5.13a, 5.12b, 5.12a. Thanks to all those who came before and visualized the line. You know who you are. She’s a beauty!!!

The Prow Wall (5.14a)

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thumb Paul Robinson has made the first ascent ofThe Dragon's Guardian, ~8C, in the Cederberg, South Africa. Paul discovered this boulder in 2014, but at the time, he could imagine this particular line was possible: ...to the left remained a nearly blank section of perfect stone that almost begged to be climbed. That year, I could not visualize the line so I left without trying it. I came back this year with a fresh perspective and sat there trying to figure out a sequence through the roof. I...

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858 The Fight Cub 7c problem at Magic Wood in Switzerland.

The Fight Cub 7c problem at Magic Wood in Switzerland.

The Fight Cub 7c problem at Magic Wood in Switzerland.

 

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thumbWirral-based climber Mike Hart has made the third ascent of Malcolm Smith's Pilgrimage 8B+ at Parisella's Cave, North Wales. Ben Moon famously fell off the very end when it was a project and Malcolm eventually made the first ascent back in 2004. Alex Barrows made the first repeat in 2011.

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Kai Webler and his crew were up to more crazy shenanigans with the latest video released from his production line.  Anyone care to tackle this challenge:  100 V points per person, from the top 3 bouldering areas in New England…and wait for it….in 24 hours or less?

Warning: Over 1000 V points were climbed in this video.  Attempting to repeat such a feat may yield raw, bloody stubs that used to be your fingers!

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