Any time Chris Sharma comes through an area and leaves behind a wake of difficult looking ungraded boulder problems it’s always interesting to see what subsequent repeaters think about the problems. Take his well publicized trips to Arkansas for example. Most of the problems featured in Dosage 3 have been repeated at this point with Witness The Fitness (V15? , repeated by Fred Nicole and now broken) and King Lion (V12, repeated by Dave Graham, Ethan Pringle and others) being among the more notable. However, one of the cooler looking lines that had yet to be repeated as far as anyone can tell was a problem called The Zone. Unrepeated until this past weekend at least.
Swinging through Arkansas for a long weekend of bouldering Jimmy Webb made fast work of The Zone for its FKSA (First Known Second Ascent) and suggested a grade of V12 for the line. Here is video of the repeat with a few other lines also thrown in:
Webb also repeated One Inch Pinch (V12) and Daniel Woods’ Fred’s Cave link-up PCP, suggesting it might be closer to V12 than V13.
Brion Voges was also along for the trip where he repeated Dave Graham’s Chunk Up The Deuce (V12) which is included in the below video: