posted by dpm on 03/22/2013
After years of commitment to the Atkins diet, Jimmy has fallen off the wagon and relapsed. The past month in Switzerland has been a hazy blur of baguettes and hard bouldering. (Just joking; Jimmy will eat anything.) Photo: Jimmy's Facebook.
Jimmy works the moves on Dreamtime (V15). Photo: Brooks Walker/Facebook
Jimmy Webb has been in Switzerland for the past month where he's sent the hard boulder problems Off the Wagon (V14) and Ninja Skills (V14). Both classic problems were established by Nalle Hukkataival. Jimmy commented on 8a.nu regarding his ascent of Off the Wagon: "Tried briefly in the rain, went down 3rd try today. Had a freak moment and sent it. Hand slipped on the campus move and somehow held on to the jug. No clue what happened. This valley is so perfect....."
He was also very impressed with the quality of Ninja Skills stating: "2nd try on the 2nd day. Felt real close on the 1st day but the dreaded splits were returning. Finally the weather has held off long enough for us to do some climbing and the skin is finally getting better. So psyched to have climbed this thing. Maybe the best boulder for the grade I've ever climbed. Much respect to Nalle for making the 1st ascent. PROUD!"
Jimmy also managed a V12 flash with Un Ange Avec des Cornes at Cresciano as well as three classic V13's: General Disarray, Confessions, and The Dagger. The Dagger is the latter half of the famous V15 The Story of Two Worlds which he mentioned that he fell off the end of and plans to return to.
Kasia Pietras flew over for to Switzerland for a short trip to climb with Jimmy. In just a week she was able to knock out the V11's Pamplemousse and Souvenir as well as some other classic hard lines.