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Oct 13, 2011, 2:41 PM
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Ramon Julian Onsights The Crew (5.14c) and More in Rifle
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On the first day, Puigblanque onsighted Der Stihl (5.13c), the Bride of Frankenstein (5.13d) and Slice of Life (5.13d). He also tried to onsight Zulu (5.14a), but fell at the crux--a V9 dyno. After pulling back on, he casually climbed to the top, calling the line a beautiful route.

On day two, Puigblanque onsighted Living in Fear (5.13d), shaking out in the worst possible places, and making the super-sustained testpiece look like 5.10, according to witnesses. After onsighting Living, Puigblanque returned to the Wicked Cave, and surprised himself by onsighting The Crew (5.14c), one of the hardest routes in the canyon.

This onsight of The Crew is, without a doubt, the hardest onsight in Rifle history, and probably the hardest onsight ever recorded on American soil. To put this into perspective, no 5.14 has ever before been onsighted in Rifle, a place notorious for cryptic, hard-to-read movement. 5.14c onsights, in general, are rare, with only Adam Ondra, Ramon Julian Puigblanque and Patxi Usobiaga having ever climbed the grade first try, with no knowledge. Prior to Julian's visit, the hardest recorded onsights in Rifle were Yuji Hirayama's onsight of Sometimes Always (5.13c), Francois Legrand's onsight of Present Tense (5.13d) and Dave Graham's onsight of Gropius (hard-as-nails 5.13d). (Graham also flashed Slice of Life (5.13d))

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Oct 13, 2011, 7:04 PM
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Yeah, but can Ramon climb Gunks 5.6? Put him on High E and we'll see what he's really made of!


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Nov 1, 2011, 8:28 AM
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camhead wrote:
Yeah, but can Ramon climb Gunks 5.6? Put him on High E and we'll see what he's really made of!

I doubt he will even make it through the waitling-line. It saps all of one's energy.


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Incredible.

Very impressive feat.

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