Climbing Video: Ethan Pringle Iron Resolution (V13) 2nd Ascent

Climbing Video: Ethan Pringle Iron Resolution (V13) 2nd Ascent

Back in 2003, a strange thing happened in Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California.  A massive rainstorm came through that caused a boulder to fall over from its perch between two other walls.  The happenstance of this boulder falling over revealed the potential for a proud and difficult new boulder problem to be climbed.

It took a visit from Chris Sharma in early 2006 to unlock the difficult and scary sequence that resulted in Iron Resolution (V13), and a few days later Ethan Pringle did the second ascent about which he blogged on Climbing.com:

This boulder (in the Barker Dam area that held two Tony Yaniro offwidths on either side) fell over after a prolonged rainstorm, like, four years ago and revealed an unbelievable wall that had been flush against another rock. (You can actually see a couple bolts on the underside of the boulder.) The angles on the wall are almost perfectly flat, which makes it really unique. I can easily say it’s the most incredible, beautiful and fun to climb problems (apart from a couple in the Buttermilks) I have ever done

Here is footage of Pringle sending Iron Resolution with a nice cameo from Michael Reardon:

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9 Responses to Climbing Video: Ethan Pringle Iron Resolution (V13) 2nd Ascent

  1. Mark July 27, 2009 at 10:09 am #

    That is really pretty incredible. So clean and flat and overhanging. Thats just nuts that he can hold on to the lack of holds there.

    Its always really cool too/shocking when some large “solid” rock gives way. I think a lot of people think of large rock faces as unchanging and unmoving, but thats not the case (see the Sharp End Chamonix segment with the new face on Le Petite Dru).

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  2. Meshkat July 27, 2009 at 11:57 am #

    He did make that look easy and it is good to see and hear Mike again.

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  3. Pat July 27, 2009 at 5:34 pm #

    So cool, I actually thought it traversed the rail because there was no chalk on the topout when i was there. Still super sick problem though.

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  4. OBdizzy July 27, 2009 at 8:20 pm #

    Anybody else think Julian Bautista for the 3rd ascent this fall?

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  5. Dom July 28, 2009 at 12:09 am #

    charlie barrett had the 3rd.

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  6. OBdizzy July 28, 2009 at 12:07 pm #

    Cool. Never heard of him or the send. Nice to hear about ninja assassins flying below the radar. Has there been a fourth?

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    • Narc August 5, 2009 at 7:30 am #

      I met Charlie last week and saw him climb. He is crazy strong.

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  7. Bill July 12, 2013 at 2:14 am #

    Dan Mills repeated last year

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    • Bill July 12, 2013 at 2:16 am #

      You tube has it posted.

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