Green 45 Area

Posted on 17. Aug, 2007 by in RMNP

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The other day Olson and I marched up to the Green 45 AKA Jade, to check out some of the new problems in the Area. Earlier, I reported that Nick Sherman had done the FA of Wildcat on the backside of Jade. This has been repeated now several times and it seems the consensus is coming in at hard V12. A while ago Chad and Dave put up an arete on the left side of the Green 45 and called it La Reve de Wills V7 or so. Paul Robinson has added the sit-start which he suggests V13. It is called Don’t Get Too Greedy. It was quickly repeated by Daniel Woods and Sean McColl, in a day. This is a very nice add to the boulder which now holds three problems V12 or harder. Maybe the Gang Bang boulder of Upper Chaos?

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Jade V15

There are two massive boulders in this area (the first having the Green 45) and the second boulder, which is right behind the Green 45. It holds some fine problems as well. In 2001 Dave Graham climbed a line out the west side of the cave called Leviathan Style V12. It had gone unrepeated after Hank Jones broke a hold off of it, until last week, when Daniel and Paul both climbed it. The grade has not changed. Seth Allred dispatched a steep problem to the right known as the Ahab Project. His new problem is called Two Ton Tongue and he has suggested V11. Seth’s problem starts on two flat underclings but there are certainly more holds lower in the cave. The same goes for Leviathan Style.
On a more moderate note, a few years ago Chad Greedy added the Suicide Season V8 on the back side of this boulder. Very tall and very proud. The jug haul to the left in the black streak is outstanding as well. Upper Chaos Canyon continues to produce classic, steep hard problems and it seems that is where the focus of the new development for hard bouldering has been taking place.
For my efforts, I tried a bit of all them but in particular Jade. It was dark early and our session was certainly cut short. I am very psyched to put in some serious effort on Jade.

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Green 45

Tyler Landman made the second ascent of Jade V15 last week. A very impressive effort indeed. Ty is 16 years old and certainly one of the strongest boulderers in the world. Nice work! There is video of his night time ascent on Momentumvm.com.

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