Sendtember In Full Effect On The Front Range

Sendtember In Full Effect On The Front Range

Busy times along the Front Range as hard sends are going down at Rifle, Guanella Pass and Mt. Evans.  Where to even start?  Should we go east to west by area, in chronological order by ascent date or maybe alphabetically by climber??  These are the tough decisions I have to make, but let’s just recap things in a semi-random order.

Starting out in Rifle, Dave Graham and Daniel Woods both repeated Bad Girls Club (5.14d) and Wacka Flocka Flame (5.14c) on 9/14 and 9/15 respectively for both.

Had an amazing time climbing last weekend in Rifle with @daniemarie791 @dawoods89 @toru @stonerideryuji and my mom @wendyharry60 !!! The first fall conditions of the season made climbing super pleasent, and I was able to get dualing 1st try take-downs on some projects of mine!!! Bad Girls Club and Wacka Flaka Flame are done with, now its time for a quick jaunt to the EU, and upon the return try some sick new projects. Major respect goes to @joekindkid for putting all the time and effort into bolting and cleaning these amazing rigs, YOU DA MAN JOE!!!! @petzl_official @fiveten_official @walltopia #trangoworld #island photo by @daniemarie791 !!!

Daniel Woods on Planet X (5.14a)

@gianelloni1 capturing my ascent of "Planet X" (14a) in Rifle, CO. Had an amazing 3 day weekend with @stonerideryuji and Toru. I was able to finish up Bad Girls Club (9a), Wacka Flacka Flame (8c+), and Planet X (8b+). Lately, I have been bouldering in the #alpine during the week and sport climbing in Rifle on the weekends. It is cool to manage both aspects of climbing and accomplish ascents. This approach keeps things interesting and turns you into a machine. @thenorthface @sanukfootwear @organicclimbing @petzl_official @lasportivana @goalzero

Woods sending Bad Girls Club

@dawoods89 sending Bad Girls Club 14c in Rifle.  @joekindkid @stonerideryuji @thenorthfaces @fstopgear @mountainkhakis @csande13 @petzl_official #climbing #adventure #rifle #colorado #badgirlsclub

Out at Mt. Evans, Graham did the 3rd ascent of Jimmy Webb’s problem The Wheel of Wolvo (V15) while Woods did the 2nd ascent of Webb’s problem Delirium (V15).

Graham sending Wheel of Wolvo

Managed the third ascent of @jwebxl 's Wheel of Wolvo this afternoon!!! Feelin super syked!!! Booom!!! After battling with the rig during heinous conditions over the past few weeks, fall has finally arrived and temps were perfect today! Wouldn't have pulled it off if homie John Gass hadn't hung around and gave me a spot! Thanks dawg!!! #island @petzl_official #trangoworld @walltopia @fiveten_official

Also at Mt. Evans, Matt Hong and Jimmy Webb have done the 3rd and 4th ascents respectively of Daniel Woods’ Let The Right One In (V14).  A nice photo of Hong on the problem can be seen here.

And finally,  Jimmy Webb did the 4th ascent of Graham’s The Ice Knife out at Guanella Pass suggesting a grade of V14 for the problem he calls a “simply amazing boulder” on his 8a scorecard.

Webb climbing The Ice Knife

Managed to climb the 4th ascent of @dave_graham_ 'Z #iceknife today .. Such an amazing boulder and such a beautiful day out .  More perfect Colorado days to come !! @organicclimbing @fiveten_official @prana

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9 Responses to Sendtember In Full Effect On The Front Range

  1. Nick September 24, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

    Ha, J. Webb aka The Downgradinator! Such a wicked strong feller.

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  2. Ming September 24, 2013 at 12:16 pm #

    A bunch of lazy climbers. Still no repeat on Jumbo Love 🙂

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    • westerncoloradoclimber September 25, 2013 at 8:53 am #

      Or Flex Luthor

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      • Narc September 25, 2013 at 8:58 am #

        Most reports on that route are that it basically doesn’t exist any more due to holds breaking

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        • Dan September 25, 2013 at 9:54 am #

          Wasn’t that also the report on Chilam Balam before Adam Ondra did it in like five tries?

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          • Narc September 25, 2013 at 9:59 am #

            Not that I recall, but I could be wrong. I thought the story there was that Bernabe’s claim for the FA couldn’t be real since the route was so difficult. Turns out it was hard, but not that hard.

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  3. Dylan September 24, 2013 at 7:51 pm #

    I do suspect it is impossible to take a bad photo of Let the Right One In.

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  4. Crimpin Ain't Easy...one and only, you can't clone me September 25, 2013 at 8:23 am #

    also, toru nakajima had some hard sends too…Ice Knife, We Can Build You, and Waka Flocka among them

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    • Narc September 25, 2013 at 8:27 am #

      Ahh yeah, thanks for pointing that out. I should have known he would have sent some hard things while he was here.

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