Indulge me for a second as I take credit for Dave Graham’s latest V14 FA in Hueco Tanks…
Last week, after a successful season that included the FA of a handful of V13 and V14 boulders in Hueco Tanks and a solid 4th place finish at the 2012 Hueco Rock Rodeo, Dave Graham prepared for his last day in the park. In a sign of the times, Graham took to Instagram Twitter to lament the end of the season:
To which I jokingly suggested he try the abusrd looking V13 Tale Of Two Gabors:
Graham dismissed this suggestion but indicated he was giving some last attempts on a hard project:There was a problem connecting to Twitter.
So I gave him some words of encouragement which are words to live by really:
The black vortex project aka the Concrodia rig. A low start to one of two exits: a 7c+ version which heads right, or an undone left exit, which remains a project despite a massive onslaught of attempts from our posse.
An amazing problem with extremely burly moves on sloppy grips, I was lucky enough to send the last day of my trip, and had zero expectations to do so. This thing was the icing on the cake for my trip to the tanks this year. Next year, the left exit. 8c without a DOUBT
So yeah, I’m not sure how to interpret this in any other way than to surmise that I played an integral part in Graham’s success had pretty much nothing to do with this. And here I had a name all picked out and everything…
Anyway, this problem may or may not appear in a forthcoming film about Graham, but you can get a pretty good taste for what Graham was up to in Hueco this season in this video of him on the FA of Where Love Goes To Die (V13).