The Jackal

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Tyler Willcut is one of the strong new generation of climbers in the Southeast US. He recently bagged The Jackal, an amazing unclimbed Jerry Roberts project at Laurel Falls in Tennessee, at 5.14. Tyler is founder of The Action Fund, a southern-based nonprofit with the goal of replacing and updating old fixed anchors throughout the US. There are many projects like the Jackal out there waiting for a first ascent, but many of them need updated hardware. That should be incentive enough to support the Action Fund. As Tyler says, "We've got lots of old projects. All you need are new bolts and strong climbers... and we've got plenty of strong climbers." Music: Ehren Starks, "No One Will Ever Know"