Tyler Landman Repeats the USA's Hardest Boulder Problem.

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June 19th, 2007, the US climber Daniel Woods established what is considered by some to be the hardest boulder problem in the USA, Jade, which has been given V15 or Font 8c. This was the Green 45 project in Upper Chaos Canyon, in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) in Colorado.

You can watch Woods on Jade, thinking negatively to achieve a positive outcome, here

Now Tyler Landman, 16, who was brought up in the UK but has American parents, and has been climbing since he was 5, (see profile) has repeated Jade. Another Landman cutting edge ascent to add to the likes of his repeats of Dreamtime Font 8b+/V14, Freaks of Industry Font 8b+/V14, The Ace Font 8b/V13, Voyager Font 8b/V13 and Coeur de Leon Font 8b+/V14.

Tyler is avoiding the summer heat in North America by bouldering at high altitude areas like Squamish, Canada and Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.

He reports at the Moonblog of his first V12 flash at Squamish, Vince Pinch, "Basically one really powerful move off two poor pinches to a flat slope. Holding the swing and turning a bulge, " and made attempts at Tim Clifford's new problem, The Singularity. "An amazing line on perfect rock, very hard too."

Earlier this year, Landman repeated another Wood's V15 in the RMNP, Ode to the Modern Man, which Landman thought to be more like, V14/15.

Keep your eyes on the Moonblog for more information and a video of Tyler repeating Jade.

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6 Aug, 2007
Great looking problem. Fantastic effort by Tyler to get the second ascent so quickly.
7 Aug, 2007
None of Jim Holloway's Big Three have been repeated I think.
7 Aug, 2007
According to a thread on UKB, Meathook has, the other two probably haven't.
8 Aug, 2007
The Complete Jim Holloway Interview By Andy Mann - Rockymountainhighball.com
8 Aug, 2007
I didn't think that the repeat of Meathook had been confirmed. It has been repeated by Scott Blunk using an indirect start (Cheathook). It would be nice to think that these problems will be repeated soon with the current high standards in the States.
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