Karoshi, a new 8C for Paul Robinson in Hueco Tanks

A new dreamline in Texas boulder paradise

18 December 2018
Another high-level first ascent for Paul, now in the mythical Hueco


Directly from his instagram page comes the news of the first ascent of a new world testpiece in Hueco Tanks.

Paul Robinson is in fact in the Texan desert, where he finds and climbs another extreme line that he calls Karoshi and for which he proposes the 8C.

Here are all the details directly from his words:

"Very very happy to have made the first ascent of, “Karoshi,” in Hueco Tanks! @westmountainmedia and I discovered this line last year when we went over to the newly opened, @fred_nicole ” I spied a set of holds that looked to climb straight out the steep overhang. Obvious start and a set of some gnarly sharp crimps to the finish. The line eluded me that season but upon some extra training this year, I can back this year motivated and psyched to try again! I re-learned all of the moves and started to dial it all in and eventually found myself on top of this very hard line for me. Always a great feeling to accomplish something that feels so tough. As for the grade, I am going to suggest V15/8C. It is always very hard to judge with a first ascent, but I am eager to hear what more people have to say about the line as it gets more traffic in the future..."


Paul promises also a video of the ascent...hope it will arrive as soon as possible!


News: instagram

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