Keepin It Island: (Another) New V15 From Dave Graham

Dave Graham has added a sit start to the V13 Boogalagga in Chironico, Switzerland that he is calling Big Paw.  He has suggested a grade of V15 for this new problem.  You can read the full story at the Big Up Blog.

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16 Responses to Keepin It Island: (Another) New V15 From Dave Graham

  1. Narc December 5, 2008 at 2:46 pm #

    An unfortunate side effect of the horrible weather in Switzerland (and other areas) this fall has been the complete lack of updates for armchair climbers like yours truly to read about! How can we obsessively read about the exploits of others if they are never able to get out climbing??? Stop the snow and rain!!!

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  2. peter December 5, 2008 at 11:54 pm #

    AND the injuries….

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  3. PAUL December 6, 2008 at 8:01 pm #

    yes no more injuries!

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  4. Narc December 8, 2008 at 7:05 am #

    No more injuries, no more temps outside a sliding range of 40-60 degrees and no more bad skin!

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  5. peter December 8, 2008 at 8:40 am #

    40-60 seems like a high range to me. might be an interesting topic for discussion. My brother and i were remarking last night about how when it gets quite cold (read: 0 degrees C) my climbing ability goes way up. Perhaps this is a combination of poor finger strength and good circulation…

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  6. Narc December 8, 2008 at 8:42 am #

    Yeah, that would be interesting. I enjoy comfortable temps for most climbing, but for climbing at one’s limit the colder the better I suppose. You probably climb your best when it is coldest because you have no choice but to send, no time to stand around and think about it.

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  7. sock hands December 8, 2008 at 1:04 pm #

    i’ve found that i’m much better at 45 degrees. warm enough that you can keep limber with a good jacket and cold enough for the crushage without dead hands or pain. that said, i’d rather session at 10 degrees than 80 any day.

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  8. peter December 8, 2008 at 2:03 pm #

    Speaking of cold temps…dodge not this weekend but next one? eh eh eh? is there anything left there that could be hard?

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  9. Narc December 8, 2008 at 2:33 pm #

    I will be home methinks, all depends on the temps getting above a certain point. It would be helpful if it stopped snowing too.

    I am not aware of any undone hard lines other than the right variation to alpine bouldering club.

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  10. Chris December 8, 2008 at 3:04 pm #

    If it’s nice out (like 30 or more and little snow) I could be down for the Dodge next weekend (not this coming one). I think the “Crack Project”, which is Sweaty’s Illusions line using just the crack under the roof, has not been sent, it’s posted up as V7ish. Also someone posted up something right there also, the Bulge Project, which is listed at V6, but I have not been over there since August and have trouble remembering what lay to the right of Illusions, so I have no idea what that is all about. I think those 2 are unsent also, but really not sure about quality.

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  11. Chris December 8, 2008 at 3:06 pm #

    Actually, “The Bulge” may have been sent. My bad. Whatever.

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  12. JPWilliams December 8, 2008 at 3:37 pm #

    Too cold? You need this:

    http://www.coleman.com/coleman/ColemanCom/detail.asp?product_id=5035A750

    It’s the revolution that’s sweeping Wisconsin. JW

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  13. JPWilliams December 8, 2008 at 3:41 pm #

    PS– Brian, the right undone version of A.B.C.? Exactly how do you mean this? aka the “Tittie Twister” project?

    I did see Travis do this line directly– that is, using those crappy crimps/rail up to the topout without using the hueco out left. I think that Remo or someone else had also done it the day before though.

    JW

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  14. Narc December 8, 2008 at 3:43 pm #

    Yes, the titty twister deal is what I meant. When I did ABC I didn’t use the jug around left either. Seems more fun that way, not sure about harder though.

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  15. JPWilliams December 8, 2008 at 3:53 pm #

    I thought the moves were somewhat undignified, but we all have our own styles. 🙂 JW

    PS- I’ll message you on FB later this evening.

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  16. sweatpants December 9, 2008 at 1:02 pm #

    I’m sure there’s lots of stuff to find yet if you wanted to venture around to areas that haven’t been checked out yet… and I would much much much prefer climbing at 80 than 10. I suppose my summer record shows that. haha. anyways this weather does not seem condusive to getting outside.

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