Robinson Snags V14, V15 in RMNP

Paul Robinson is climbing and conquering numerous routes in Rocky Mountain National Park.

4/26/12 - Paul Robinson is making the most of his time in Colorado: He's repeated Mirror Reality (V14) and made the second ascent of Paint it Black (V15), both Daniel Woods problems in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Robinson spent five days working Mirror Reality before he finally stuck the crux move, a dyno over a bulge to a bad sloper. (Read Woods' full description of the problem here.) He immediately began working Paint it Black and came close to sending, but didn't have enough pads to commit to the topout. He returned the next day and finished Paint it Black on his third attempt. "I had climbed one of the best boulders in the country, and I was super-psyched to have spent two amazing days in the park climbing on amazing rock in pristine wilderness," he wrote on his blog.

His next goal is Hypnotized Minds, a Woods V15 in RMNP established in October 2010. (Watch Woods climbing it here.)

Woods put up Mirror Reality in January 2012, and followed up with Paint it Black in March.

Dates of ascents: April 17-18, 2012







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Hi Squash,You don't know me, but I know Dan, and a lot of other people on Everest this year. I also aolsmt know what you went through on Everest, having climbed Cho Oyu in 2006 and also Lhotse to about 8250m before turning around in 2007, both with Summitclimb/Dan. I enjoyed following your expedition and congratulations on your summit! There is no way I would contemplate flying down from the summit, or even the Sth.Col. A Brazilian guy launched from Kala Pattar a few days ago and reported even from that altitude, there was a long, scary drop before his paraflyer gained enough speed to fill with air and he was able to control it. So I really think you did the right thing. Please pass on my regards to Dan!

Imran - 10/27/2012 12:58:51