posted by dpm on 03/12/2011
After just five days of effort, Carlo Traversi has made the second ascent of The Game. This, of course, excludes Daniel Woods' repeat of the problem that he established just over a year ago. Originally given the unprecedented V16 grade, Carlo was predictably conservative and logged the ascent on 8a.nu at V15. He had this to say:
First of all, the utmost respect goes to Daniel for establishing this line. In terms of strength and ability, he is by far the visionary leader of our generation. Not to mention, he's also one of the nicest and most respectful people you'll ever meet. As for the grade of this one, I honestly don't know. 8C seems appropriate only because I haven't climbed any others. It's a hard boulder, that's fun to climb on, and seems to fit my style very well. Let's just leave it at that...
Well done Carlo.
Watch the video HERE
Carlo Traversi on Freaks of the Industry (V13). Photo: Drew Laplante, 8a.nu