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Jimmy Webb Sends Bridge of Ashes (V15/14) in a Session

Over the weekend, Jimmy Webb struck again, this time making the third ascent of Dave Graham's Bridge of Ashes (V15) in a mere 30 minutes.

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Webb pulling into <em>Bridge of Ashes</em> (V14/15). Photo is a screen shot from video below.” />Jimmy Webb continues to make headlines for sending the world’s hardest boulder problems in a matter of tries. Over the weekend, Webb struck again, this time making the third ascent of Dave Graham’s <em>Bridge of Ashes</em> (V15) in a mere 30 minutes. In typical “Webb” fashion, however, he only logged V14 on his 8a.nu scorecard, siting his quick repeat and the fact that the boulder problem fit him perfectly.</p>
<p>“I’m built for problems like this,” wrote Webb in an e-mail exchange with <em>Rock and Ice</em>. “I had actually seen it a few weeks earlier and knew instantly it would suite me.”</p>
<p>In fact, Webb even attempted to flash the line, and came painstakingly close.</p>
<p>“I actually wasn’t certain I would try so I didn’t even warm up,” wrote Webb. “I just did some light stretching and a couple pull ups on a near by jug. Then all of a sudden a wave of psych came over me and I just had to try!  I got agonizingly close on the flash … falling on the last hard move. When you stick this, you’re out.”</p>
<p>Webb shook off missing the flash, and needed just three more tries on the problem before topping out. </p>
<p>But despite his quick success, Webb stresses that climbing<em> Bridge of Ashes </em>was still extremely satisfying. </p>
<p>“The process, whether long or short, is what we climb for,” wrote Webb. “So anytime you complete something new it feels great. I have to say mad props to Dave G for creating this beast. Its one of the best!”</p>
<p>Check out this Instagram video capture by Daniel Woods of Webb’s lightening quick send.</p>
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