posted by dpm on 02/13/2014
With the Hueco Rock Rodeo kicking off tomorrow, the pilgrimage is complete and rock stars from around the globe are swarming Hueco Tanks, Texas.
It looks like there will be a strong showing from the ladies in this year’s competition if their recent ascents are any indication. Juliane Wurm, from Germany, had a brilliant single day yesterday in which she sent Barefoot on Sacred Ground (V11/12), Dark Age (V11), and El Techo de los Tres B (V11). Also in Hueco is the UK’s Mina Leslie Wujastyk who recently sent Rumble in the Jungle (V11/12), Barefoot on Sacred Ground (V11/12), Le Chninkel (V11), and Chblanke (V11) as well as a string of classic V10’s including: Power of Silence, Full Service, Focus, and Mojo. As reported yesterday, Austria’s Katharina Saurwein also just showed up and has already ticked off Rogered in the Shower (V11).
Jimmy Webb just sent Neon Desert (V14) and The Machinist (V13), the latter of which was also sent by Paul Robinson. The UK’s David Mason pulled off Li (V13), and Sôl Adûnâmentum (V12) while Tom Newman, also from the UK has sent four V12’s in the past week: Sôl Adûnâmentum, Diabolique, The Full Monty, and Loaded with Power Direct. He also claimed a flash ascent of the classic Diaphanous Sea (V11).
A couple of new problems have gone up in Hueco this year, notably, Jimmy Webb’s Out of the Furnace (V10) and Bonsai (V13), while local Sam Davis found Sarah Jessica Parker (V13) and 50 Shades of Red (V12).