Jimmy Webb and Brion Voges are having a nice trip to Bishop thus far with each ticking off The Buttermilker (V13), A Form Destroyer (V12, flashed by Webb) and A Scanner Darkly (V10). In addition, Voges flashed Haroun and the Sea of Stories and The Mandala registering both as V11 on his scorecard. In reference to The Mandala, Voges shared his thoughts on both the grade and the start holds in this interesting post on his blog. For reference, here are 2 of the different ways people have started The Mandala:
Dave Graham using the original method and some overall different beta while doing the 2nd ascent:
Chris Webb Parsons using a newer method earlier this year:
While impressive, my reporting on the feats of Webb and Voges is really just an excuse to re-post the timeless classic “Small Amazing Things” video that features Dave Graham on the FA of A Form Destroyer and the likely unrepeated 8a circular hangboard routine:
Have a great weekend everyone!