Wednesday, April 15, 2009

4-15-09: Supervillain

Last fall I cleaned a project on the same big boulder that hosts 'Diesel Power' [v10] in the Crystals area. I was able to manage a high start off of the adjacent boulder, which became 'Villain' [v4], but the full line remained a project. Yesterday, amidst some random April snow flurries, Randy established the full line in a last-go-of-the-day effort. Serious kudos!

Disclaimer: I am not a professional film maker and I didn't behave like one while recording the ascent, so please forgive the language, unnecessary commentary, and shaky footage.




In case you can't tell from the video, the landing on this problem leaves much to be desired. The most difficult part can be made reasonably safe with several pads but a fall from the upper section would result in hitting the granite slab and then tumbling into the log filled moat below.

-Justin

6 comments:

Alton G. Richardson said...

That problem looks super bad ass! Huge props to Randy on the FA!

Becky said...

Randy, AWESOME job! However, my favorite part may be the commentary. I love the "dude" comment when Randy crosses to the crappy looking shelf. Classic.

sock hands said...

this like looks very very worthy and classic. very nice. those crispy, angular yosemite features and uniform grain have cause me to apply proactiv to colorado stone to clear up its complexion

Townsend Brown said...

"...YES!"

Noah as usual said...

SICK! Nice one guys. That is a proud line. A beautiful new addition to the park. Thanks for cleaning/sussing/sending! Can't wait to get on it...

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