Over the weekend Daniel Woods was out near Estes Park at the “new” area Nicky’s Boulders to take a look at a few problems recently established by Dave Graham. Woods made quick work of Graham’s brilliant new V14 Memory Is Parallax, which you can see in this video. Jamie Emerson was on hand to record the aforementioned video and share his elitist totally reasonable perspective on the rest of the day’s activities.
Meanwhile, at the Flatirons in Boulder, Carlo Traversi was busy putting his legs of lamb to work on a longstanding project. The project, which is on the cover of the new Colorado Bouldering: Front Range guidebook, had rebuffed the efforts of Paul Robinson, Matt Wilder and others over the years. In the end it was Traversi who captured the problem’s first ascent, dubbing it The Altruist and suggesting a grade of V13:
Easier (V10) climbing leads to a very difficult and low percentage two move sequence at the lip, followed by a very spicy top out. 5 stars in my book.
Traversi posted the below picture on his Facebook page with video set to follow at some point: