Sleepwalker: 8C+ for James Webb and Daniel Woods

Jimmy did the first ascent of one of the hardest lines in the United States...and Daniel does the first repeats

22 January 2019
The first and second ascents of a new and impressive masterpiece in Black Velvet Canyon. The video by Kevin Takashi Smith on Sleepwalker.

 

Sleepwalker, 8C+: an extreme sandstone overhang in Black Velvet Canyon - Red Rocks. Few very hard moves where Keenan Takahashi, Daniel Woods and Jimmy Webb destroy their fingers without finding a solution...

Among them, Jimmy is the only one which can do all the single moves, but many other sessions will be required to arrive at an end...

This is how this inspiring video by Kevin Takashi Smith flows: day by day, session by session, we can feel which is the process of a top climber on one of the hardest boulder in the world...till James can do the last move and send Sleepwalker, giving to the world a new, incredible line! 

 

A month ago, Webb sent this project first discovered by Nalle Hukkataival, who called it "Dry Nightmare" project, and in these days Daniel Woods made the first repeat.

Here's what Daniel tells us from his instagram page:

"A few weeks ago James Webb hit me up to come check out this proj first tried by Nalle Hukkataival in Black Velvet canyon. Nalle dubbed it the "Dry Nightmare" proj and it proved to offer some of the harder individual moves I have tried. Jimmy was able to polish it off the day I left calling it "Sleepwalker." I was stoked to return back and finish it off. A few days ago I made the 2nd asc..."

 

Moreover, also Nalle Hukkataival is now trying Sleepwalker...

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