Creature from the Black Lagoon for Carlo Traversi
In RMNP he obtained his first 8C+27 July 2020
The sixth ascent of Daniel Woods' legendary testpiece
Creature from the Black Lagoon, Daniel Woods' creature, is one of the hardest boulder in the world and, together with Hypnotized Minds, one of the symbols of the extreme in RMNP.
Sent indeed by Woods in 2016 as a low start to an 8a+ by Dave Graham, it was then repeated also by this latter, followed by Jimmy Webb, Daisuke Ichimiya and finally by Shawn Raboutou in October 2018. Since then no one else climbed this hard roof!
Forced to close his gym in California because of COVID, Carlo Traversi took advantage of the opportunity to head for Colorado himself, with the intention of trying the Creature. Between bad weather conditions and the severity of the boulder, Traversi began to work on the connection of the movements ... and then unexpectedly found himself at the top of this line on a day far from being favorable! Carlo well describes his process on his Instagram profile, where he announced the ascent.
This is the first 8C+ in his career in addition to the eight 8C that he has already climbed in the past, while for Creature from the Black Lagoon it is the sixth ascent.