Jimmy Webb Nabs the 2nd ascent of Tilted World (V13)

posted by dpm on 01/25/2011

 

They seemed to be scattered all over southern boulder fields; amazing “Litz problems.”  For years these lines go without seeing a second ascent, possibly because James never publicized his old ascents or maybe they are just too damn hard. But there are times when a strong climber is able to unlock the sequence and power through these crazy test pieces to finally claim the second ascent and confirm the grade.
 
Jimmy on Shattered Mines (V10).  Photo: Mark Large
 
Last weekend, Jimmy Webb offered his assistance with a new up and coming guidebook to the Lilly Boulders.  Jimmy and some friends went out with Kelly Brown to shoot photos and at the end of the weekend Jimmy nabbed the second ascent of Litz’s Titled World (V13).
 
Tilted World (V13)  Photo: Mark Large
 
Rumor has it that the line may have sat without a second for over 5-6 years but Jimmy was able to overcome bad skin and claim the second ascent of the problem.  Congrats Jimmy on the send.
 
Check out more great pics and sandstone locations in the south at www.jimmywebb.blogspot.com and watch video of Tilted World’s second ascent here.
 
-Anthony Lapomardo