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Chris Webb Parsons Repeats The Wheel of Life V16 (Font 8c+)

© Chris Webb Parsons (www.webbyclimb.blogspot.com/)
Australian Chris Webb Parsons (22) has repeated The Wheel of Life V16 (Font 8c+) in the Grampians (Australia) first established by Japan's Dai Koyamada in May 2004. This the problem's second ascent. Parsons spent most of September at the Hollow Mountain Cave (see topo, here) first repeating Koyamada's Sleepy Rave V15 (Font 8c) then returning to complete The Wheel Of Life. These problems are long and overhanging, more like routes than boulder problems. The Wheel of Life has 60 moves. Many of the caves problems were established by Klem Loskot, Fred Nicole, Sam Edwards and the hardest by Koyamada (see graded list, here). In 2005 Koyamada established another possible V16/8C+, Hydrangea in Shiobara, Japan.

Sources: webbyclimb.blogspot.com and www.8a.nu/Chris Webb Parsons

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16 Oct, 2007
The climbings better than the bouldering... Taipan wall is just wild
16 Oct, 2007
been there a few times back in the day and probably walked past the boulders half a dozen times without knowing about 'em....good effort anyhow.
16 Oct, 2007
just curious...fo these long probs any idea how hard the hardest moves is ie if it's 8c+ is it a case of "nothing harder" than 8b or two 8b's in a row?
16 Oct, 2007
Well, Wheel of Life is a link-up of several other problems. According to climbing.com it's made up of Under Siege (V14), Sleepy Hollow (V12), Cave Girl (V12) and Dead Can’t Dance (V12).
16 Oct, 2007
ta....however someone on Chockstone is saying it links "something along the lines of Extreme Col (V9) into Sleepy Hollow (V12) into Cave Man (V9/10) into Dead Cant Dance (V11) and then Rave Heart (V8)"...the topo doesn't seem to show.http://www.chockstone.org/Forum/Forum.asp?Action=DisplayTopic&ForumID=1&MessageID=52753&Replies=19#newpost
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