When we last checked in with Jimmy Webb he was part way through a trip to Washington where, among other things, he’d just flashed a V13. To finish out that trip, he did the FA of Future Tripping (V13) in Leavenworth, and he did the 2nd ascent of Carlo Traversi’s recent addition, The Penrose Step (V14). All told, he flashed 10 V11’s or harder on that trip, which is roughly 10 more than I’ve done in my whole life.
Back in Colorado, Webb wasted no time, literally, as he made a 30 minute repeat of Dave Graham’s The Bridge of Ashes at Elkland. Webb’s comment on his 8a scorecard about the send:
Such a dope problem! So cool that Dave found and created this guy. Not many people have that hard work ethic accompanied by the vision needed to see things like this. A true pioneer no doubt. Painful rock but amazing climbing on a stunning feature. Climbed it in 30 minutes so for me it feels a bit below 8C. Nonetheless i’m stoked to have climbed it! Rad!!
Graham established this problem back in March suggesting a grade of V15 which was confirmed shortly thereafter by Daniel Woods who repeated the problem in a day’s effort just as Webb would go on to do. Webb suggested V14 and Woods has amended his scorecard to reflect the same so there you have it.
Here’s a little video of Webb’s send captured by Daniel Woods: