Wills Young Sends The Dominator

Wills Young of Bishop, California, has repeated the Dominator (V12) in Yosemite's Camp 4. As a dual citizen, this makes his ascent both the first American and fourth British success. Young, a well-known climbing photo-journalist is becoming better-known as a cutting edge boulderer. Recently, he also nabbed a repeat of the Mandala V11/12 in Calfornia's Buttermilk -- which he now runs laps on.

Young said he went to Yosemite with the intention of trying the obvious -- but as yet unlinked -- sit-down start to the Dominator. Tim Clifford (on a roll at the moment with his recent repeat of Eight Ball, V13 at Gardoms and first ascent of Cherry Falls V12 at Almscliff) also came close to this prize last year but was thwarted by hot, humid conditions.

"The Dominator without the sit down start is only half a boulder problem" said Young. "It needs to be done in its entirety."

This has been read 2,586 times
Return to News from March 2002