Posted on 09. Sep, 2009 by in RMNP

The past few weeks I have been trying to get back in shape, and Saturday I went to the Park with Justin Jaeger. At the top of my list was Barbed Wire Beard V11. Barbed Wire Beard is in Upper Chaos near the El Jorges. It was put up in 2003 by Adam Osterhoff. While it is mostly a traverse, it is on stellar rock and it climbs very well. In 2004 I watched Dave Graham flash this problem and I was very impressed. A few years later this problem had broken, but it was quickly reclimbed with a slightly new sequence. After grabbing the first right hand crimp, I move up to a small intermediate and then dyno to the lip. Surprisingly, my feet swung out minimally and I reeled it in. It was a great session with a motivated Jaeger and we both managed the problem. Jaeger snapped some nice pics, although this is not the sequence I used for the send.
2009.bwb.jemerson4Barbed Wire Beard V11, Upper Chaos


In the fading light we walked over to a new boulder below the Green 45 called The Horror V8. While this problem is short, it has fun moves and good rock. It is a small boulder and faces downhill. It starts on a flat edge, with a move into a nice undercling, out to a hard to grab sloper and a move to the top. Ryan Silven got the FA on this one. Jaeger and I both did it quickly and hiked out under a gorgeous glowing orange moon. Fall is coming!

The photos of me were taken by Justin Jaeger.

3 Responses to “RMNP”

  1. seth

    09. Sep, 2009

    the jaegermeister took some nice shots. good work jamie.

  2. sockhands

    09. Sep, 2009

    word to that session.. twas rad and properly concluded with sends by all!

  3. Pw

    22. Nov, 2009

    Love the photo’s!Job well done!

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