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Karoshi (V15) – First Ascent by Paul Robinson in Hueco Tanks

Paul Robinson's newest V15, out in Hueco Tanks, Texas.

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Paul Robinson: “Back in early 2018, my friend Keith Allen Peters and I headed over to the New Map of Hell boulder. We both quickly noticed that there was a line of holds that went directly out the steep overhang. We chalked them up and I quickly became obsessed with the line. Day after day, this was all I could think about!

Temperatures started to warm up and I knew I was going to have to wait until the next season to get on this project again. Fast forward to December 2018… Katerina and I were on a plane from Denver to El Paso. I had one goal in my mind, climb the New Map project!

[Also Watch VIDEO: Paul Robinson Sending New V15, Pirate’s Code]

I spent a total of two weeks trying this thing more or less day on followed by a day off because of how sharp the boulder problem is. Thankfully by the end of the trip, I had the boulder problem pretty dialed in. It was just going to take that lucky try to get it done!”