Alex Johnson Climbs Lethal Design (V12)

Alex Johnson gave the highballs in Bishop a break to check out the bouldering in Red Rock, Nevada where she repeated the V12 highball Lethal Design according to her 8a scorecard:

great support crew and tons of pads! long and crimpy. worked out all the moves quick and sent first burn.

Since the start of 2012 she has done some eight V10’s or harder across Yosemite, Bishop and Red Rock.

Update:  Climbing.com caught up with Johnson to discuss the ascent

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6 Responses to Alex Johnson Climbs Lethal Design (V12)

  1. Dave February 7, 2012 at 10:44 am #

    Does that comment mean she toproped it first?  

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  2. Dave February 7, 2012 at 4:01 pm #

    Hmm, looks like narc commeted but it is hidden?  Regardless, there is a short interview 
    http://www.climbing.com/news/hotflashes/interview_johnson_climbs_lethal_design_v12/
    where she talks about the problem.  A little sussing but no toproping… and sent in 20 minutes.

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    • Narc February 7, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

      Yeah, problems on my end

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    • Guest February 8, 2012 at 10:55 am #

      would it really have mattered that much if she had toproped it first?

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      • Dave February 8, 2012 at 10:59 am #

        No… but the quote was confusing.  It was a highball, but then it said she worked out the moves first and then sent first burn.  I thought some of those statements were contradictory, in addition to being curious about how you ‘work out the moves’ on a highball.  

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  3. Pat February 26, 2012 at 6:31 pm #

    Its a highball in that the relatively easy topout is waaay off the deck over a horrible landing. The harder climbing is all readily accessible from the ground.

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