Jimmy Webb on Insanity of Grandeur, ~8C, Chironico, Switzerland
Björn Pohl - UKC, Mar 2014
© Webb cool.
Jimmy Webb is in Switzerland doing what he always does: flashes and fast ascents of hard problems.
In the last couple of days, he has repeated Big Paw, ~8B+/C and Insanity of Grandeur, ~8C, as well as flashed two 8A+'s, Delusion of Grandeur and Cat on a thin roof low.
Jimmy needed only one day to repeat Insanity... and compares it to From dirt grows the flower and Big Paw in terms of difficulty. This would mean 8B+/C or so.
From Instagram: Went to 101 sector of Chironico today and managed a one day ascent of the mega classic Dai koyamada testpiece Insanity of Grandeur, 8B+/C !! This one is a really nice endurance style problem using all kinds of crazy beta. Felt really nice to stand on top of this beast after falling on the final mantle the go before.. Nice one!!!!!
He is not the only American who climbing hard in Ticino right now. Both Alex Puccio (Walker on earth, La Pelle left) and Kasia Pietras (The Arete with the pocket) has done 8A's.
Alex told me the other day it was a bit hard climbing on rock after not climbing outside for about half a year. Now it would seem it works rather well.
Kasia Pietras is sponsored by: FiveTen, Metolius, Organic and Giddy Organics