Today Carlo Traversi made the first ascent of the roof project in Endovalley. The weather was blustery and threatening all day but it held off long enough for him to complete the line, after falling off the end yesterday. Dave Graham, who put considerable effort into cleaning the line and figuring out the beta, added a nice V11 or v12 as well. It is possible that other climbers also sent the problem, as Daniel Woods, Jimmy Webb and Sam Davis were all close, but as we left, Traversi was the only one to top the problem. Carlo told me he would call it V13, but no word on the name yet. While this is a classic and amazing problem, there are still a number of great projects to be climbed. It’s nice to take a moment and enjoy the achievement of such a great first ascent. I am psyched for Carlo and have made good progress on the line myself, and I am looking forward to putting in more days and trying to finish it before it gets too warm.
Update: The problem is called Flux of Life.