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Tyler Landman Blazes at Hueco

Tyler Landman (age 16) now resident in the USA is continuing his blaze of cutting edge bouldering repeats. Last year he managed amongst others, Dreamtime Font 8b+/V14, Freaks of Industry Font 8b+/V14, The Ace Font 8b/V13 and Voyager Font 8b/V13

Recently he climbed a first ascent sit-start to Anti Hero a Font 8b/V13 at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch in Arkansas (home to Chris Sharma's Witness The Fitness that was recently repeated by Fred Nicole) and then moved onto Hueco Tanks, Texas where he made fast ascents of Crown Of Aragorn, Luther and El Techo de los Tres.B, all Font 8b/V13.

This week he has added a third Font 8b+/V14 to his CV with a repeat of the Hueco testpiece Coeur de Leon in Hueco Tanks which was put up by Fred Nicole in 1998 which he describes as 'soft' as the ascent only took him an hour (source 8a.nu).

This is Hueco season (lots of Brits are out there at the moment) and if you would like an insight into what it is like there this time of year there is an amusing trip report, My travels among the indigenous Mattress People of the Rio Grande Valley over at Supertopo.com (click here). If you need the current guidebook to Hueco it is published by ex-pat Dave Pegg of Wolverine Publishing (website)



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