Dave Graham’s time in Hueco Tanks is winding down for the season, and as one might expect he will not be leaving El Paso empty-handed. Over the weekend he took 4th in the Hueco Rock Rodeo1, and the prior week he did the FA of a new problem called Neon Desert. He suggested a grade of V14 for the line and had this to say about it on his 8a scorecard:
super nice rig climbing out a comp wall, bomber crimps, athletic climbing, and resistant. Felt a solid step the 8b’s I have done here, and took around 6 days to suss out. Maybe there is some beta I didn’t find, but the method I used is challenging, and majestic!
Dave Graham on his new problem Neon Desert
Over in Spain, Paul Robinson has gotten his trip to Europe started off nicely, having already climbing 18 double-digit problems in the first two weeks of his trip according to his 27Crags ticklist. The highlight thus far is his FA of Helicopters On Beaches, a potential V14 in Albarracin. 27Crags has more on that here.
Paul Robinson on Helicopters on Beaches from 27Crags
- More on that later ↩