Isabelle Faus, the 25-year-old from Boulder, Colorado has sent her third V14, Memory is Parallax, in Rocky Mountain National Park. This tricky boulder saw it’s first ascent in 2011 by Dave Graham.
Faus told Rock and Ice this morning, “I’m thankful to Dave Graham for establishing the line and Chad my boyfriend for supporting me and my climbing… So stoked!! Can’t wait for the next project !”
On her 8a.nu profile, Faus wrote of Memory, “My proudest ascent, beautiful boulder with a great line. Wasn’t really sure if it would actually go down but so psyched !! The day before I felt super shitty… didn’t really have any expectation but to just stay in tune with it… then I found some fresh beta and took it down.”
Amongst other notable climbs, Faus has sent Amandla in Rocklands, South Africa, and Wheel of Chaos, in Rocky Mountain National Park—both V14s.
Memory is Parallax starts on a blank overhanging wall with a small seam running up the center. After a few moves along the seam, the climbing involves several half-pad overhung crimps. The problem finishes with a delicate yet powerful heel hook, and a mantle onto the top.
Always up to something hard, whether it be in Colorado or Africa, Faus never fails to surprise and deliver—we can’t wait to see what she does next!