Jimmy Webb Makes the First Ascent of Yayali (V14)

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The Cosumnes River Gorge is sometimes referred to as Yosemite’s little sister. Jimmy Webb recently took a trip to the watery basin and discovered a stunning arete towering over the Cosumnes River with a perfect landing. After a few days of attempts, he completed the first ascent of the problem, grading it V14. The climb was named Yayali, who was a mythical beast according to the Miwok people who originally inhabited the region. Filmed by Kevin Takashi Smith.