Riddles in the Park

Posted on 09. Jul, 2007 by in Bouldering Videos

Last year I discovered an amazing unclimbed roof in upper Chaos. I put chalk all over the holds while Lee Payne and Ryan Olson mocked me. A few days later I had established a 7 move roof problem which I named Riddles in the Dark V10. The problem is named for the chapter in “The Hobbit” in which Bilbo wins the ring from Gollum. It starts on an obvious triangular shaped jug. I thought I had done the full problem, but the snow melted in the next few weeks and Paul Robinson established the lowest start which he renamed Riddles in the Park V12. It has gone on to become a very classic problem, yet it has only been done a few times. Last Sunday I hiked up and worked the moves on the stand start. I returned on Wed. to dig it out and send it from the low. The snow was still high. I quickly linked it from two moves in and realized that the only thing that was stoping me now was the snow. I dug out furiously, set the crashpads down and sent it on my fourth go from the start. I never expected to do the problem so quickly, but very psyched to finish it off. I have filmed several problems over the past few days and I should have a new one up every day this week. Enjoy!

Update: The last hold before the jug broke at the end of last year making the Riddles in the Dark a little bit easier. I think the sit is still probably V12. More ascents will confirm both grades.

8 Responses to “Riddles in the Park”

  1. Max

    09. Jul, 2007

    ha…you robbed Andre of the video credit!

  2. cardboard_dog

    09. Jul, 2007

    Is riddles in the dark in lower Chaos? could I ask how to get to it?

  3. cardboard_dog

    09. Jul, 2007

    whoa .. nevermind. just reread the discription.

  4. lee

    09. Jul, 2007

    it was wonderful vision! and now an amazing problem!

    good job on the tensiontastic send!

  5. campus

    10. Jul, 2007

    15 ” come on je’s” in circadian vid

  6. p.rob

    10. Jul, 2007

    jemerson call my phone got news for ya

  7. campus

    12. Jul, 2007

    “The last hold before the jug broke at the end of last year making the Riddles in the Dark a grade easier. I think the sit is still probably V12. More ascents will confirm both grades.”

    how come it is easier after the hold broke?

  8. jamie

    12. Jul, 2007

    a chip broke out of the back of the crimper making it bigger

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