The goal of the trip was to try and repeat Chris Sharma's ~12m roof boulder Witness the fitness, ~8C. The problem, which was featured in Dosage III, had only seen one repeat, from Fred Nicole, and as he broke several holds in the process, and several more had broken since, the question was if it was at all possible at its present state...
First though, Paul had found a new project, Child's play, which they all did rather quickly, giving it ~8B.
Then, Paul made the first ascent of The new wood grain grippin' after a significant break at the crux. Now, the problem, which used to be ~8B+ is... still ~8B+, but hard for the grade.
Last but not least, on the third day, Daniel Woods managed to make the coveted 3rd ascent of Witness the fitness for which he used a different sequence to the one that Sharma found for his first ascent.
Paul Robinson is sponsored by: La Sportiva, prAna and Asana
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