Hard Problems in Hueco


Matt Wilder is at it again in Hueco. Last weekend, he repeated the classic Fred Nicole problem Crown of Aragorn (V13) at Hueco Tanks, Texas. Wilder, 24, also has climbed Mo’ Mojo (V12) and the V11 highball Scream. He made the first ascent of Whispers of Mortality, a V10 highball, and nailed Focus (V10/11) on his second try. Last February, Wilder made the fourth ascent of Hueco Tanks’ hardest boulder problem, Slashface (V14). Andy Raether, 19, is also having a good fall bouldering season. In October, he established Har Mar SuperStar (V12) on the grainy granite of Vedauwoo, Wyoming. Since arriving in Texas, he has climbed the classic Hueco V12s Diaphanous Sea and Full Monty, as well as numerous V10 and V11 problems.