Daniel Woods & Dave Graham Add Potential V15 At Lincoln Lake

Daniel Woods & Dave Graham Add Potential V15 At Lincoln Lake

Another day, another hard boulder problem at what is quickly becoming one of the premier hard bouldering destinations in the U.S., Mt. Evans, CO’s Lincoln Lake.  Yesterday Daniel Woods & Dave Graham crossed another hard boulder off the project list when they did the FA and first repeat respectively of Warrior Up.  Both climbers have suggested a grade of V15 for this problem putting it on a short list of V15 or harder boulders in the U.S.

Writing on his 8a scorecard, Woods had this to say about the problem:

The roof proj. Sick power line revolving around 3 moves. The first non hold i have grabbed. took 3 days of hard sessioning. I think hardest in area so far.

While Graham had this to say on his 8a scorecard:

the amazing roof project. very powerful, yet still very technical. The first move is big trouble, it took four days of work just to do it once, and then it never really got any easier! Definately the hardest up in the area, and the first boulder I have done if this level in some time now. Seems certainly 8c, but we will see right…

Here’s a brief video of Daniel’s ascent:

8c in Wolverine Land from Courtney Sanders on Vimeo.

The summer of 2010 has already yielded an astonishing number of hard boulders at Lincoln Lake, an area long overlooked by climbers when it came to high difficulty climbing.  In just the past few months at least 5 boulders with a proposed grade of V14 and harder have been established there with Woods & Graham having either established or repeated all 5.

Many others have been climbing in the area as well, including B3Bouldering‘s Jamie Emerson who recently nabbed a repeat of Evil Backwards (V14) which Daniel Woods first did back in June.  Here’s some uncut video of Jamie’s send:

Evil Backwards V14 from Jamie Emerson on Vimeo.

Jamie Emerson climbs Evil Backwards V14 at Lincoln Lake, Mt. Evans

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9 Responses to Daniel Woods & Dave Graham Add Potential V15 At Lincoln Lake

  1. peter beal September 5, 2010 at 6:42 pm #

    Good find on the video Brian.

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  2. really? September 6, 2010 at 12:34 am #

    the video of ‘warrior up’ is the worst video i’ve ever seen. way to make someone at the height of their abilities, on a true testpiece, completely painful to watch. just awful. and by the way, lincoln lake is WEST of boulder.

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    • dp September 6, 2010 at 12:59 am #

      Lol. Yes, Lincoln lake IS west of boulder, but some video is better than no video!

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    • andy September 6, 2010 at 2:37 am #

      no one in boulder knows where anything is anyway. everyone drives like they are constantly lost, 10 mph under the posted speed limit.

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  3. peter beal September 6, 2010 at 7:46 am #

    I didn’t say the video was good, in fact I got seasick watching it. But some record is better than none.

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  4. Narc September 6, 2010 at 9:03 am #

    I mean yeah it’s not the best video ever but what are you going to do? Like peter said, some video is better than no video. Right??

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  5. Pat September 6, 2010 at 12:42 pm #

    In defense of the locations, if you switch the two labels, they’d be accurate. Still pretty bad, but a relatively simple mistake. I think if there had been more footage to justify the 2-3 minutes of driving & hiking, it would have been much more interesting.

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    • Narc September 6, 2010 at 6:02 pm #

      That I would agree with. I think a good rule of thumb would be to have the amount of climbing be at least equal to the length of the intro.

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  6. austin howell September 6, 2010 at 10:44 pm #

    sickest walking i’ve ever seen, must have been at least 2.15c

    😉

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