James Webb climbs The Healing, one of his absolute best at Rocklands
American climber Jimmy Webb has made the first ascent of The Healing at Rocklands, describing the 8B+ boulder problem as 'one of the absolute best lines I’ve ever touched.'
When one of the world’s best boulderers says he’s just made the the first ascent of one of the best lines he’s ever touched, it’s worth taking stock. The man who’s stated this is James Webb who got his the Rocklands season to a cracking start with The Healing, 45° line he had envisioned 4 years ago "with just enough holds to climb it." The problem requires V14 (8B+) power as well as strong nerves since it’s 25 feet high.
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Finally back in my favorite place on earth. My first main objective of the trip was to revisit an old line I envisioned 4 years ago. It’s a 25 foot 45 degree wall with just enough holds to climb it. Back then I could imagine it going, but just didn’t have the guts to delve in. This year though, with the help and psych from @arjandekock & @_keenan_t, I was able to put down one of the absolute best lines I’ve ever touched. ‘The Healing’ V14 FA // Massive thanks for the spots doods. Going to be a good season!! @_keenan_t with the .. @hippytree @tenayaclimbing @organicclimbing @metoliusclimbing