V15 for Traversi and More From Red Rock

posted by dpm on 02/12/2013


Carlo Traversi on Meadowlark Lemon (V15). Photo: Carlo's Facebook

On a trip to Red Rock, Nevada, Carlo Traversi claimed the 3rd ascent of Meadowlark Lemon (V15). The line was established by Paul Robinson as a V13 stand start in 2010. He returned to add the sit start in 2012 for the full V15 problem. Recently, Dave Graham repeated the problem and now Carlo has claimed the third. Word from all three of these guys is that Meadowlark Lemon is one of the best hard problems out there. Carlo wrote on his 8a scorecard, "A 5 star line. Perfect jug start with an intricate, technical, and powerful sequence up a huge arête. I had to adopt a much different and way more powerful sequence through the crux because of my height. Glad it worked out. One of the most impressive boulders I've ever seen. Much respect to Paul on the first ascent of this one."

Carlo Traversi on The Reflecting Pool (V13). Photo: Carlo's Facebook

Carlo also managed the first ascent of another great looking problem that he called The Reflecting Pool (V13). Paul Robinson, also back in Red Rock, quickly ticked off the 2nd ascent of this problem. Paul claimed the first ascent of another hard problem as well. You can see some fuzzy cell phone footage of his new problem, Fuzzy Logic (V12), at Asana's Facebook page.

Paul Robinson on Fuzzy Logic (V12). Photo: Alex Kahn/Paul's Facebook

Click the image for video of Paul Robinson climbing the stand start to Meadowlark Lemon, available only in DPM's Stash. It's free, just make sure you're logged in to gain access.