Mt. Evans

Mt. Evans

Posted on 20. Sep, 2010 by in News

Fall is here and the amazing hard problems continue coming from Wolverineland. Nalle Hukkataival arrived last week and has added more psyche to the already motivated group. Jon Cardwell has also returned from his very successful trip to Brazil, where he climbed numerous V13s and established a new V14 roof, House in the Sky.

IMG_8728Woods, Graham, Hukkataival, Cardwell

On Friday Dave Graham made the FA of a great roof problem to the right of Evil Backwards, which he is calling We Can Build You V14. This steep and powerful roof has a very difficult move off of a terrible left hand pinch. It then traverses the lip on terrible slopers. This was one of the first problems Dave found and cleaned so its nice to see it finally get climbed. Saturday Daniel Woods made the second ascent after a very good fight. It was very motivating to watch Daniel try so hard at the end of the day.

IMG_8749 Daniel Woods on the second ascent of We Can Build You V14

Dave also added another problem that shares the start of We Can Build You and trends left, on very cool edges, into a good V8 called Kryptonite. This new line is unique, steep and great fun. It’s called The Overcling Traverse V12, in honor of its sister problem on Flagstaff Mountain, the Undercling Traverse. I got the second ascent and Daniel did the third ascent.

IMG_8758 Jon Cardwell attempts The Overcling Traverse V12

And if that all weren’t enough, Dave started trying an old problem Jimmy Webb found. I think Dave did all the moves, or was very close to doing all the moves and this would another great classic if it were to be climbed. Gigantic spans on terrible holds leads to a difficult section over a poor landing.



Time is winding down for this great season and it would be neat to see some more hard lines go in before the road closes for good.

6 Responses to “Mt. Evans”

  1. […] Jamie Emerson was on the scene with a nice photo recap of the weekend’s action.  How could I not include the Sheriff in the Mad Lib???? stepcarousel.setup({ galleryid: […]

  2. micah humphrey

    20. Sep, 2010

    I meant to ask, has there ever been a documented time in climbing history where so many hard problems in the same area have been put up in such a short amount of time?
    Rocklands? Swizzy?

  3. Kaelen W

    21. Sep, 2010

    I saw something on 8a a few days ago… Time for the Wolves to Come, 8C. I didn’t recognize the name of the person and they didn’t have anything else on their scorecard. Can you shed some light?

  4. CJS

    21. Sep, 2010

    How many of you guys are heading out early in order to get up here in time for the Nor’easter?

  5. Matt

    21. Sep, 2010

    thanks for the updates/photos of all the action going down there. inspiring to read about all the progression and hard work being put in.

  6. […] einer greisligen Zange für Links, anschließend wird auf Auflegern traversiert. Das war , lt. Jamie Emerson, Chefberichterstatter, eines der ersten Probleme, die Dave da unten fand, geputzt und jetzt auch […]

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