Woods, Webb: Back-to-Back Ascents of Meadowlark Lemon (V15)


Daniel Woods on Meadowlark Lemon (V14/15). Photo courtesy Daniel Woods / By Cam Maier/Bearcam Media

Daniel Woods on Meadowlark Lemon (V14/15). Photo by Cam Maier/Bearcam Media

12/9/13 - Just two days apart, Daniel Woods and Jimmy Webb grabbed consecutive ascents of Paul Robinson's Meadowlark Lemon (V15) in Red Rock, Nevada.

"One of the most aesthetic and fun-to-climb lines I have done," Woods says on his 8a.nu scorecard. He finished the problem pretty quickly, taking only three honest attempts to reach the top.

Webb was also quick to climb it; "so close on the flash," Woods says. Likely because of this, both Woods and Webb logged Meadowlark Lemon as V14. The problem's other ascensionists, Dave Graham, Carlo Traversi, and Japan's Toshi Takeuchi, all recorded the problem as the original V15.

Robinson climbed the first version of the problem in 2010, and then came back in early 2012 to finish the sit start. It remained unrepeated until early 2013 with an ascent by Graham.

Webb has had an incredible year of bouldering, with 10 V14s and more than 25 V13s under his belt—and five of those V13 ascents were flashes.

Dates of ascents: December 5 (Woods) & 7 (Webb), 2013

Source: 8a.nu



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