Daniel Woods repeats La Rustica, 8C
Third ascent of Webb’s line in Valle Bavona09 May 2019
Another great ascent in Ticino
The top-level American ascents in Switzerland are going on, with Daniel Woods sending again.
Daniel announced on his instagram page the ascent of La Rustica, 8C, a hard line climbed by Jimmy Webb in 2013 in Valle Bavona. The video of this climb has been published on the youtube channel Mellow (the video is reported above).
An extreme and also beautiful line, that last October has been repeated by Nalle Hukkataival, who re-evaluated it precisely at 8C after the initial proposal of 8B+ by Webb.
Here's the comment by Daniel Woods on this boulder:
"AMAZING Jimmy Webb climb in Bavona. This was one of my main objectives on my list. Pure compression wrestling out this perfect overhung river polished feature. The crux move is a savage reach out right to a hard to get into pocket. From here you gotta keep your shit together all the way to the end. I actually fell on the last move a few times.
Fun fact Jimmy Webb originally called this 8B+ back in the day and it went years without a repeat until Nalle Hukkataival finally did it last year giving it the upgrade. Def a solid ass 8C!"