Paul Robinson: Meadowlark Lemon (V15) First Ascent

posted by dpm on 01/12/2012


Paul Robinson has claimed the first ascent of his Meadowlark Lemon project (V15) in Red Rocks, Nevada.  Two years ago Paul established the stand start and considered it V13 by itself.  From the sit to the stand start adds another V13 for a double-stacked V13 to V13 power problem.  27crags reports that Paul believes this to be the second hardest problem he’s climbed after Lucid Dreaming in Bishop which he originally graded V16 and then, after more thought, downgraded to V15.  On his 27crags ticklist, Paul commented, “WOW. That pretty much sums it up. One of the best boulder problems I have ever climbed in my entire life and feel so lucky to be able to call this one mine. 5 stars in an understatement for this incredible boulder. So PSYCHEDDDDDD!!!”  The problem took him a total of eight days of effort including the time it took him to do the stand start two years ago.  Nice work Paul!

Paul on Meadowlark Lemon (V15).  Photos: Paul's blog

Meadowlark Lemon (V15)