Only at the end of last year, Jimmy Webb was able to try after 11 days to solve one of the hardest boulder problems still open in the USA. Jim „struggled“ with Daniel Woods and Keenan Takahashi. until he could string them together on the 15th of December. He suggested the grade „8C + / V16“. „Sleepwalker“ was Jimmy Webb’s first 8C+ FA. Now there was the first repeat by Daniel Woods. Daniel confirm the grade 8C+. Jimmy Webb is in Fontainebleau now, maybe the time to try Charles Alberts’ new 9A or the Big Island Assis project ;-)! The Boulder „Sleepwalker“ at „Black Velvet Canyon (Red Rocks) is just one of two boulders that were first ascented last year, see the ‚list of the hardest boulders in the world‚. As first Nalle Hukkataival had tried the boulder.
Daniel by Instagram: „A few weeks ago @jwebxl hit me up to come check out this proj first tried by @nalle_hukkataival in Black Velvet canyon. Nalle dubbed it the „Dry Nightmare“ proj and it proved to offer some of the harder individual moves I have tried. Jimmy was able to polish it off the day I left calling it „Sleepwalker.“ I was stoked to return back and finish it off. A few days ago I made the 2nd asc. Head over to @mellowclimbing youtube channel to peep a dope vid of Sleepwalker made by @kevintakashismith. uncut footy of my asc. will drop on wed!!!“
Photo: (c) Kevin Takashi-Smith