It’s “Wash, Rinse, Repeat” In Europe For Jimmy Webb

Since we checked in about a month ago with Jimmy Webb’s trip to Europe he has, if anything, increased the pace at which he is repeating and flashing hard boulders.  To help with this report, I’ve channeled this post from 2010 to create another Mad Lib to help us keep pace:

The other day Jimmy Webb ______________________
at __________________________________ suggesting
   Famous area in Switzerland/Austria
a grade of ______ and calling the problem

In the month since the last report, it works out like this using Webb’s 8a scorecard as our guide:

  • Opened – Big Kat – Chironico – V14 – classic
  • Repeated – Heritage – Valle Bavona – V14 – sick
  • Repeated – New Base Line – Magic Wood – V14 – incredible
  • Repeated – The Never Ending Story – Magic Wood – V14 – sick
  • Repeated – Mystic Stylez – Magic Wood – V14 – sick
  • Flashed – Riverbed – Magic Wood – V13 – amazing
  • Repeated – The Understanding – Magic Wood – V15 – perfect
  • Repeated – Entlinge – Murgtal – V13 – nice
  • Repeated – Practice of the Wild – Magic Wood – V15 – amazing
  • Repeated – American Gangster – Zillertal – V14 – amazing
  • Flashed – Life, the universe and everything – Zillertal – V13 – one of the best
  • Repeated – From Shallow Waters to the Riverbed – Magic Wood – V14 – pumpy
  • Repeated – Believe In Two – Magic Wood – V14 – sick
  • Repeated – Ragtime1 – Amden – V14 – a beauty

So, if you’re scoring at home, the damages thus far are somewhere in the neighborhood of 3 V15s, 13 V14s and 12 V13s since Webb arrived on the Continent in early March.  Without so-called personal grades his ticklist would be even more world record breaking impressive.

Webb is moving on to Fontainebleau for now because he’s out of things to climb in Switzerland due to bad weather from what I understand.

To Instagram we now go for some visuals:

FA of Big Kat (V14) in Chironico

One day repeat of Nalle Hukkataival’s The Understanding (V15) in Magic Wood

Repeating The Never Ending Story (V14) in Magic Wood

Flashing Riverbed (V13) in Magic Wood

Repeating Chris Webb Parson’s Believe In Two (V14) in Magic Wood2

  1.  FA by Fred Nicole in 2007
  2.  A problem which Webb Parsons stated at the time of the FA he was sure would hold its V15 grade, however both Daniel Woods and Webb have logged it at V14 for what that’s worth

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8 Responses to It’s “Wash, Rinse, Repeat” In Europe For Jimmy Webb

  1. Ronnie Dickson April 29, 2014 at 10:27 am #

    It seems like the only one he left without doing was dreamtime….was hoping to see him get it! I guess you always have to have something to come back to, what an impressive list!

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  2. martin April 29, 2014 at 10:59 am #

    totally crazy ticklist – he’s a beast – waiting till he climbs something really hard… 😉

    (ps: “Believe In Two” was never repeated on the original (way too hard) beta from chris)

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    • Narc April 29, 2014 at 11:01 am #

      Fair enough. It’s not really that unusual for repeaters to find better beta no matter the grade of the problem I suppose.

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      • martin April 29, 2014 at 1:44 pm #

        yep, happens all the time. but i think its interesting which beta was used. for example an ascent of “diabolique” in hueco with/or without a kneepad is a big difference in my eyes. both would be valid, but there is still a difference!

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        • Narc April 29, 2014 at 2:22 pm #

          Agreed on all accounts

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  3. ktmt April 29, 2014 at 12:15 pm #

    I love that one of the V15s he didn’t downgrade is a Sharma problem. The legend grows.

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  4. Mattias April 29, 2014 at 8:01 pm #

    Damn, I was sure he’d do in search of time lost or remembrance of things past, given his 1-day domination of the darkness cave.

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  5. Crimpin' Ain't Easy April 29, 2014 at 11:02 pm #

    The video from this trip is gonna be ridiculous

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