New V13/14/15 in Minnesota?

New V13/14/15 in Minnesota?

One of the other strong men in the Minnesota bouldering scence, Nic O., provides some analysis on Jim Merli’s recent ascent of L’ Étoile du Nord.  Enjoy!


The Hardest Boulder in the Midwest

A few weeks ago Minnesota strong man Jim Merli sent the sit start to what is one of the hardest problems in the Midwest, The Amateur(V12/13) at Sawmill Creek Dome in northern Minnesota. Jim dubbed the complete line “L’ Étoile du Nord”, french for “The Star of the North”.