The Weekend

Posted on 26. Jun, 2007 by in RMNP

The big news of the weekend was Angie making the third ascent and first female ascent of the amazing Hydrotwist V9, a Dave Graham problem from 2005. A scary and very tricky problem. Here are some pics of Chad Greedy getting it done.

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Hydrotwist V9

My only day out was on Sun. and I sent the very nice Dead Racoon V11. This problem was put up by Dave Graham two years ago and has been overlooked. It is a very nice climb. It starts on a nice left hand undercling and a very bad sloper and does a hard move to a good edge. From there, a nice technical foot sequence leads to a move around the arete to a very cool hold. The problem changes style here and becomes very much a compression boulder.

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Chris Cardwell on Dead Racoon V11

Chad caught the send on video, and as soon as I can I will get video up on the site.
I was quite happy to send and I think in the coming years this will become a classic Park problem. Chad and I also scoped out a link-up starting on the Dead Racoon and climbing into Hydrotwist. This might be V13 or V14 but it certainly goes.

2 Responses to “The Weekend”

  1. Brian

    26. Jun, 2007

    Who put up Hydrotwist?

  2. ryan

    26. Jun, 2007

    Congrats on the send I dig the photos.

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