Carlo Traversi has done the 3rd ascent of Paul Robinson’s Meadowlark Lemon (V15) in Red Rock, Nevada. Commenting on his 8a scorecard he calls it a “5 star line” and gives credit to Robinson for his FA. Who he does not credit though is a person that seems to have been integral to his success of late, and that person is, of course, me.
You see, it was about two years ago that I took a week long trip to Colorado. On that trip it just so happened that I did a bit of climbing with near Carlo and even crashed on his floor. Here I was, a flat-lander struggling to find even a few days to get out just to punt around on some high altitude choss boulders. Clearly horrified by the idea of ending up like me—not all that fit, chained to a desk all day, blogging more about climbing than actually climbing—it was not long after this visit that Carlo quit his job and committed to travelling and climbing full time. Since then he’s done several V14 and V15 boulders including the aforementioned success on Meadowlark Lemon.