Seek perfection of character, respect others & Try Hard.
Noah T. Kaufman, MD
Can You try your hardest without screaming?
Thanks to my sponsors for their continued support. I chose these companies over many others for their committment to our sport, our planet, and the increased happiness of all human beings. Check out their websites and buy their quality products!
My good friends Joel & Kyle spent a good bit of time working an amazing new line out at the Buttes called Paul Bunyan. They teamed up for the same day FA/SA after more than a week of work each.
I first worked this line with Joel several years ago, and although I could do all the moves, it is all V8-10 climbing with no rest and it is a long ass problem. The end problem is a stand start V10 that is really aggressive. Add a long V10 roof to the beginning, and you get a face full of hard.
This is a video that Joel edited of the Buttes and of the FA and several other mega classics up there. If you haven't been, you need to go. There will be a section in the guide devoted to the Buttes.
Congrats to Joel on an Epic world class V13 First Ascent, and to Kyle O for a same day Second!
PS. Jesse Bonin did a lower sit start on the right arête at V12, but if you added this lower sit, I bet Paul Bunyan would easily clock in at V14. Yes, it's classic (ie. not a star destroyer.) Anyone?
Seek perfection of character, respect others & Try Hard. Noah as usual.
I Try Hard. I believe that the body follows the mind and that we are all artists creating a masterpiece (or a disaster) of our lives. When we take responsibility for our actions, our health, our happiness, and other's happiness, we improve the quality of life for ourselves and all those around us. Life is short, do something amazing with yours. Don't sit by idly watching others pursue their dreams; create your dreams, make them reality and take advantage of this amazing fleeting dream!