Dave Graham sent his 67th V14 last weekend, when he claimed the first ascent of Hatchet Prow in Rocklands, South Africa.
“Climbing and exploring everyday here has been such a refreshment after months of traveling globally only to be rained out or shoveling snow,” Graham wrote on Facebook. “It’s so motivating to get nearly perfect weather every day, creating the unending opportunities one needs to take down new rigs and repeat the existing classics!”
Graham calls his new V14, “ultra techy.”
Last year in Rocklands, Graham established two V13s, War of Attribution and Bio-Affinity. Since 2012, he has ticked six Rocklands’ V14s, including Monkey Business and Sky, as well as 10 V13s.
According to his 8a scorecard, Graham has sent 763 boulder problems V9 and harder since 1999—not including his most recent send of Hatchet Prow. Of his 763 boulder ascents, 13 are V15s, and seven of those are first ascents.
Well its been nearly three weeks that I’ve been here in Rocklands, and its been quite a time warp!!! Climbing and exploring everyday here has been such a refreshment after months of traveling globally only to be rained out or shoveling snow!! Its so motivating to get nearly perfect weather everyday, creating the unending opportunities one needs to take down new rigs and repeat the existing classics!!! Heres a shot from the ultra techy Hatchet Prow project [8b+] which I finally made the first ascent of last weekend!!! Thanks for the photo @sheneenagins, and all the spots from the homies like @syknar @grantdobson8a @dawoods89 @nalle_hukkataival @beauknowsphotos #weareisland @island_io @fiveten_official @petzl_official @walltopia #trangoworld
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Dave Graham’s First Ascent of Ice Knife (V15):