Webb & Glassberg Repeat The New Zero (V13)

Webb & Glassberg Repeat The New Zero (V13)

First climbed several years back by Jason Kehl, the boulder problem The New Zero in Southern Illinois’ Holy Boulders stood as an unrepeated V13 testpiece until it was repeated by Brian Capps a few months ago.  The sendtrain is now on as both James Webb and Jon Glassberg repeated The New Zero during their weekend trip to SoIll for the problem’s 3rd and 4th ascents.  Here is how Glassberg describes the crux of The New Zero:

The crux involves a long lock off to a very bad and weird left hand sloper. From that position you have to hand heel match and thrutch to a blind sloping rail over the lip that is very hard to stick and the fall is a bit intimidating. We gave it a bit of rest as a very cold breeze picked up and 30 minutes later Jimmy miraculously stuck the move and sent the problem! I had a very good try where I stuck the hold but barely touched the tree and I knew it was going to go.

The next attempt was perfect, I grabbed the left hand sloper perfectly and tossed up and snagged the rail with all four fingers and held the swing, pogoed to the finish jug and I was on top.

You can read the rest of the trip report at Glassberg’s blog.

Here is a brief video from their trip that includes Brion Voges climbing Shadow of a Man (V5), Nate Draughn climbing Jungle Book (V8) and Jon Glassberg climbing the aforementioned The New Zero (V13).

The Holy Boulders in Southern Illinois from Jon Glassberg on Vimeo.

For more on Jon Glassberg, check out a recent interview he did with It Came From The Garage.

Nate Draugn’s blogsite

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3 Responses to Webb & Glassberg Repeat The New Zero (V13)

  1. Nate Draughn March 5, 2009 at 5:50 am #

    Love the site. Seeing if ya’d throw me a link in the post…http://natedraughn.blogspot.com/
    Again, Sick work Jon!

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    • Narc March 5, 2009 at 6:08 am #

      You got it

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  2. sock hands March 5, 2009 at 1:19 pm #

    glassface is on my people to kill list. see, most v13 bitches skip over the classy v7s and 8s and such because they are weakminded and generally foolish. or, they send them and make a lame comment about “muddy sneaker send” or some junk. glassclown, however, sends the 8s and ENJOYS them. you can see how much this incites anger and jealous rage in me… i can ignore the v11 – v13 sends because in skipping the classy 8s, i can easily determine that such strongmos are more than half retarded… when it all goes down, that convenient shrug-off is no longer available and i have to just take it and wallow in a pit of dispair and self loathing.



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