26 Nov Paul Robinson on Jaws II, 9a+
An amazing video whit Paul Robinson on Jaws II, his hardest sport climbing route at Rumney, New Hampshire, climbed this fall.
"I first tried Jaws in 2011 and quickly became obsessed with the route. Every so often over the past few years I would think about the line and wish I was there trying it. Fortunately this fall I had some time and wanted more than anything to make an ascent of this beautiful sweeping piece of schist in the forest outside of Rumney, New Hampshire. Alex and I flew here in the middle of the month and I quickly set to work on the climb. I spent day after day trying to figure out the crux sequence but kept hiking out from the cliff unsure of what I was doing wrong. I had thoughts of giving up but I decided the struggle would make it all the better in the end so I kept at it. I finally figured out the sequence that would work best for me and began making big links on the line! The end of the trip was fast approaching and I knew I would have to send soon! I spent two days falling off of the top and finally on October 30th, I managed to make the fifth ascent of Jaws II, 5.15a. This marks my hardest sport climb to date and a dream realized, to climb both v15 and 5.15. The psyche is high as I leave Rumney on a high note. I can’t wait for more!