posted by dpm on 01/22/2013
It's only been a few weeks since Daniel Woods and Jimmy Webb established the Southeast's hardest problem when they ticked Aggravated Assault (V14) at Griffin Falls, Alabama. Now Jimmy has upped the ante again with the first ascent of a project in the popular Orb area of Rocktown, Georgia. The sit start to Sharpen Your Teeth (V11) adds a few awkward moves, including a "nasty fingerlock with your feet by your face" to gain the start holds of the original problem.
The stand start itself was considered hard for the grade by Daniel Woods who recently sent the stand and worked on the sit start with Jimmy. On 8a.nu, Daniel commented that "the project low start is incredible." Jimmy agreed on his 8a scorecard stating, "One of the most amazing hard lines out there. Just a small step above Aggravated (Assault). 3 days of effort. Very psyched!" If others agree with Jimmy's opinion that Sharpen Your Teeth is a small step above Aggravated Assault, then once again the Deep South has seen its newest "hardest problem." Video of the send is on the way. We'll keep you posted.
Click the image for video of Jimmy Webb on his recent ascent of Aggravated Assault (V14) at Griffin Falls, Alabama. This was the hardest problem in the Southeast for a little over three weeks. Keep it up Jimmy!
Note: In an effort to quell the controversy that erupted last time, the "Southeast" and "Deep South" referred to in the context of this story does not include Arkansas!