Green 45

Posted on 28. Aug, 2007 by in RMNP

Sunday I was tired from all the hiking the day before so I got a late start to Upper Chaos. I am just starting to get back into shape and I was psyched for Don’t Get Too Greedy V13 and Wildcat V12. First off was DGTG. I think this is a very classic problem. Possibly three stars. The problem starts on a jug and makes a tough move out left to a cool slopey hold. From there, a heel hook and the right hand moves into a small sharp unercling. It requires maximum tension to release the heel, and a fairly easy move to an amazing pinch grip. The next move is the crux, standing up to another pinch. It finishes out with a V6/7 called La Reve De Wills. I warmed up and did the stand up move. I then worked out the bottom moves and started trying from the start. In about 5 goes from the beginning I got to the stand up move but fell. It was a good day on a problem that is not typical for the park. Conditions were not so good so I am psyched to go back.
My buddy Daniel Woods was there as well. He and Ty have been trying a sick line to the left of Jade. The Terre de Seine of the Park. Daniel has put several days on this line and I would guess it is probably in the V14 or V15 range.

DW knows how to rock climb

I rested for a bit and then walked around the back side to try Wildcat V12. I haven’t given this one too much serious effort, always at the end of the day. Yesterday, I got through the hard bit and fell matching a greasy sloper. I am now ready to start giving it a good effort. It was a fun day with good friends and that more than anything gets me motivated!

Wildcat V12

In other news Kevin Jorgenson has made the third ascent of Ode to the Modern Man V14 at Mt. Evans. Only time will tell, but this maybe the benchmark for V14 in Colorado.

2 Responses to “Green 45”

  1. james hickey

    29. Aug, 2007

    jamie ill be up there at the park this weekend every day give me a ring 970-980-6458 i would like to see the green 45 area

  2. James hickey

    02. Sep, 2007

    check it out….i have a crimp project for you jamie……at horsetooth at the beach….only one move cannot be done yet….

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