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Jimmy Webb Puts Up The Matriarch – The Southeast’s First V15

Jimmy Webb establishes The Matriarch (V15), in Rocktown, Georgia.

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Jimmy Webb on <em>The Matriarch</em> (V15). Photo by <a target=John Wesely.” title=”Jimmy Webb on The Matriarch (V15). Photo by John Wesely.”>Jimmy Webb is unstoppable this season. After establishing four V14s this fall, Webb put up his hardest boulder problem of the streak with The Matriarch (V15) in Rocktown, Georgia, yesterday.

“Well it’s done!” Webb posted on Facebook. “[Six] days deep this season and it was beginning to turn into an epic. For 2 days I struggled doing a single move and for 3 more days I proceeded to fall off the last hard move. Luckily yesterday on my last ditch effort to finish it up I put it together perfectly and ended up on top for the first ascent.

“So psyched to add this amazing hard line to a place I love so much.”

In an earlier Facebook post, Webb mentioned finding the roof “littered” with graffiti, enough to hide its quality. Webb was able to clean most of the graffiti, which was drawn with charcoal, by using water and a nylon brush.

“I…decided to come back with more supplies to finish the job,” he posted. “A week later [December 20] I’m back. Though unfortunately someone (definitely a climber) decided to re-write some of the words on the wall.

“I couldn’t believe it. Is this really what climbers are about?? Who is out there in our boulders thinking this stuff is funny and okay to write on the rock? It really bums me out that in a place that I love so much and in a community I love so much climbers would actually do such a thing…Blows my mind.”

Webb says he worked the line that day until he was wrecked and began scrubbing the rock, again, with the water he had. He returned yesterday, December 20, and sent the project.

“Let’s just hope that nobody continues to try to deface this beautiful roof…Big thanks to Rami Annab, Matt Nance, and Kevin Cuckovich for helping me clean this thing!”

READ Southern Rampage – Jimmy Webb Establishes Four V14s

Watch Jimmy Webb send The Matriarch (V15):

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