A 9b boulderer
Dave Graham climbs Alí Hulk sit extension total07 October 2020
Dave Graham has climbed Alí Hulk sit extension total, 9b.
The pro climber Dave Graham is now a 9b man with his last ascent in Rodellar. After the whole summer spent in testing new betas for climb the 130 moves of this king line by Dani Andrada, he has finally climbed it. It has been one of the most huge battle of this life. He came with no expectations and…
"I was tired from trying No Pain the day before, and had some nagging splits that needed tape, so I sat myself down at the start whimsically for a good old training burn, planning to fall at the first crux. Somehow, I managed to cross the roof, but was savagely pumped and nearly fell off getting into the rest position. From there I declared I would fall immediately. I couldn’t shake the pump so I decided to just keep it movin, engaging myself in a brutal battle to get through the more physical Hulk section, and landing myself at the next rest with a near terminal pump in my entire body. I bailed again on the rest as my legs began to fail me in the kneebars, wanted to fall (honestly) as the pain in my feet was goin over the “threshold”, prayed I would maybe slip off in order to relieve the burn, yet somehow kept doing “one more move” (the mantra) until I made it through the Extension portion. This is where I got nervous. It was time not to punt. I hung in the last shitty rest rapidly shaking either arm preparing for the past section of real resistance, and launched. Move by move I executed my beta, completely focused, only until the last move of the route. I rocked over my foot, locked of, assuming I would pitch, reached for the last jug, and BOOM!"
Not a bad day for an original boulderer!
From Dave's IG page