December 2010 Hueco Tanks Roundup
1/3/11 – Hueco Tanks, Texas, saw a slew of hard ascents in December, including a new V14 by Daniel Woods. Crook by the Book climbs behind the Jigsaw Puzzle project on the East Spur. "Amazing compression problem with one low percentage move to a split finger undercling," Woods says on 8a.nu. "Took five days to do compared to the other FAs."
The "other FAs" refer to Yellow Diamonds and Carol of the Bones on East Mountain. Yellow Diamonds sits in the Dragon’s Den near the classic Dragon Fly. According to Woods, Yellow felt harder than Terre de Sienne (V14), but because he dispatched it quickly, he proposes V13. Carol of the Bones, a line near Slashface, also received V13. "One of the best climbs with a nice jump crux in the middle to a slopey pinch," Woods says.
Southeastern climber Jimmy Webb joined Woods on his sendfest, taking down three V12s, including Flamignon and Full Throttle.
Brad Weaver had a successful three-week trip to Hueco in December, flashing a heap of hard problems and managing a V13 in just an hour and a half, including Crown of Aragorn (V13), Tequila Sunrise (V12), Full Monty (V12), and Right Martini (V12). "I love this place," Weaver blogged. "The climbing just gets better and better." Visit his blog to see photos and read more about his sends. Click here for a full ticklist.
Brion Voges, who climbed with Weaver in Hueco, managed to send Slashface (V13) and Bleeding Brothers (V12), along with several other V11s. He was reportedly close to sending Nagual (V13) but fell from the top twice and injured a finger in the process.
Dallas local Brian Antheunisse had what he calls his "best week of bouldering ever," climbing four V13s and five V11s and V12s, including Coeur de Leon (V13) and Down in Flames (V12).
Julian Bautista flashed an amazing 15 V10s or harder, including Nagual, Tequila Sunrise and Full Monty.
Below is a video with Woods, fiancée Courtney Sanders, and Flannery Shay-Nemirow climbing in Hueco Tanks, including Woods’ Yellow Diamonds. Click here to see more videos of climbers in Hueco.
Dates of ascents: December 2010