Jimmy Webb Repeats Kintsugi (V15), Makes V13 FA in YosemiteJimmy Webb makes the second ascent of Kintsugi (8C/V15) in Red Rock, Nevada, and establishes Happier Days (V13) in Yosemite, Valley, California.
Jimmy Webb has made the second ascent of Nalle Hukkataival’s Kintsugi (V15) in Mud Springs Canyon, Red Rock, Nevada. The boulder problem is one of two V15s in the area, along with The Nest, which Webb climbed in 2013.
“Feels so damn good to do this boulder. Hands down one of the best lines you will see anywhere,” Webb reported on Instagram. “Cheers again to [Nalle Hukkataival] for establishing this beast and [Andy Raether] for hiking endlessly to find it.”
Hukkataival opened the tall and committing line in January 2015. He named it Kintsugi after the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold, and reported that it “climbs like a dream, but it’s also damn hard and BIG!!”
Yesssss!!! Finished Kintsugi yesterday just before the rain hit us hard! Feels so damn good to do this Boulder. Hands down one of the best lines you will see anywhere. Cheers again to @nalle_hukkataival for establishing this beast and @menagerieclimb for hiking endlessly to find it. Thanks @ktakashismith for the killer 📸 and everyone in the krew for the support! Off to Yosemite for a few days!! #bouldering #vegas @hippytree @fiveten_official @organicclimbing @metoliusclimbing
Webb blasted through Red Rock on his way to Yosemite Valley, where he’s already checked “one of the lifetime list,” he reported, with an ascent of Chris Sharma’s Dominated (V13) yesterday, and today, he laid down the first ascent of Happier Days (V13).
“Unfortunately our short trip here in the Valley has come to an end. Had an eye opening experience though to say the least!” Webb reported on Instagram. “So many amazing boulders here with so much room for potential … I can’t wait to return to this paradise!”
Unfortunately our short trip here in the valley has come to an end. Had an eye opening experience though to say the least! So many amazing boulders here with so much room for potential. Here’s a sick shot captured by @ktakashismith of me on the first ascent of ‘Happier days’ V13. I can’t wait to return to this paradise! #bouldering #yosemitelove @hippytree @fiveten_official @organicclimbing @metoliusclimbing
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