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.
Daniel Woods on Planet X (5.14a)
Woods sending Bad Girls Club
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
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