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Webb does Jade (video)

© James Webb

After having fallen off post crux three times on RMNP test-piece Jade, ~8B+/C, James Webb decided he needed to find some new beta. Jimmy is a bit taller than everyone else who's done it, and was getting too bunched. When I talked to him two days ago, he said he'd do it tomorrow (which was yesterday), and as he's a man of his word, he simply had to, and promptly made the 7th ascent.

In the video, it looks like a cruise, so I expected him to say it felt easy but:

How did it feel when you sent it? Haha felt terrible actually....it was pouring rain... water was running down the boulder... had 2 splits...don't know HOW it happened...just tried reeeeallly hard...

Last week I made an interview with James Webb and Brion Voges

I threw together a clip of the send.. it's nothing spectacular, and there is one small editing flaw....but whatever!

Here's the video:


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9 Jun, 2010
[TONGUE IN CHEEK] I like how he managed to get his beanie back on before topping out :p [/TONGUE IN CHEEK] Good effort. Just shows you, as soon as someone proves it's possible it suddenly becomes path. I guess the truely hard (i.e. solid 8C) problems are the ones that still shut most of the top guys down even after they've been shown to be possible.
9 Jun, 2010
my thoughts too, when did people stop topping out?
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