world CLIMBERS party
F.A. Adam Taylor, november 2011, after 2 years of trying
Direct start (about 8b boulder) to Southern Smoke.
( Old Joe Kinder photo showing Southern Smoke Direct as the dotted line that leads into “New Joint”)
Suggested grade: 9a+
2nd ascent: Adam Ondra flash (2012/10/29).
Using a sequence for the bottom boulder problem easier than that one Taylor used.
Sheltered from a pouring rain.
Suggested grade: 9a, "benchmark".
1st 9a flash in sport climbing history.
Daniel Woods Jon Cardwell witnessed the ascent.
They have been working the route and, together with Cedric Lachat, confirm the grade is 9a.
The ascent was filmed and it will be published by the French TV Journal