Dave Graham Makes Third Ascent of Delirium (V15)

Dave Graham sends Jimmy Webb’s Delirium (V15) at Mt. Evans, Colorado over the weekend for the boulder problem’s third ascent.

By Rock and Ice | June 27th, 2016

Dave Graham climbed Jimmy Webb’s Delirium (V15) at Mt. Evans, Colorado over the weekend. Graham, 34, put in seven days of effort over three weeks to claim the boulder problem’s third ascent.

“Super relieved I could piece this thing together before heading to South Africa and feeling grateful to the weather gods for yesterday’s window,” he posted on Facebook. “It was amazing to feel that cold air blowing around me, cleansing my mind of excuses, and creating the opportunity for some good ol’ fashion a muerte try hard.”

Webb established Delirium in September 2013 and Daniel Woods repeated the problem a week later. It starts on The Wheel of Wolvo (V15)—which Webb established five days prior—and finishes via Dismantling the Enemy (V12).

“Kinda the more direct finish and definitely a small step above the original wheel,” Webb described on his 8a scorecard. Graham climbed The Wheel of Wolvo in 2013, but had not tried the direct finish until this year.

“Super challenging conditions this June!” he posted. “Extreme heat, thunderstorms, or just pure rain made the send seem like a pipe dream, especially after falling off the last move [on] two separate occasions with the same disastrous heel slip punting.”

Graham has climbed at least 13 V15s, seven of which were first ascents. He has also climbed sport routes up to 5.15a with his ascent of Thor’s Hammer in Flatanger, Norway last year.

 

 

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