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’ √Čtoile du Nord”, french for “The Star of the North”.

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Jimmy Webb and Daniel Woods conquer South Africa

Jimmy and Daniel are in South Africa for the next several weeks taking advantage of the winter temps in the southern hemisphere. They’ve already gotten busy repeating some of the hardest lines the area has to offer, as well as putting up some new ones. We should see a new 8C or two by the end of this trip!

Daniel Woods on a new problem he put up in South Afirca, “Welcome to Jamrock” (8B)

Jimmy Web, Dave Graham, some boulders and a shotgun.

 

You can head over to Epictv.com to watch a new short video of Dave Graham, Jimmy Webb, Jan Hojer, Michael O’Rouke, Isabelle Faus, and Chad Greedy pulling down on some hard projects and…shooting trees with a shotgun?? I’m not really sure what the ethics are like up in the Secret Garden, but I don’t think anyone would be to happy if I started blasting off rounds at the local crag. To each his own I guess?