“Just a regular dude who loves to go bouldering more than anything”, South Lake Tahoe’s Jesse Bonin has been busy this past year establishing hard new lines on the untapped boulders around Lake Tahoe. In the past twelve months he has done the first ascent of 6 V12’s capped by his recent FA of a new V13 dubbed Party Animal:
I surprised myself by sticking the dyno from a stand start and finishing the line. This move to the finish was probably hard v11. From the sit the series of crimpy moves that lead up to this dyno are powerful and fingery. Then I surprised myself again when I linked the entire line in the dark while Jason Hogan was rolling the camera. I was so psyched as this feels like the hardest moves I’ve ever done. Tahoe now has a v13 named Party Animal.
Here is some footage of Bonin on the FA of one of his V12’s, Freak Show, that has also been repeated by Charlie Barrett:
Jesse Bonin recent V12 FA’s and their corresponding areas:
- Welcome To The Future – Barb-Wire Area
- Milk Money – Crater Lake
- Downtown Brown – The Freaks
- Freak Show – The Freaks
- No Means No – Hate Handles
- The Beatdown – South Upper Truckee
Check out his blog for a lot of nice pictures of the above problems as well as many more moderately graded new problems being established.