7th ascent of Jade by James Webb
After having fallen off from the famous Move three times on RMNP test-piece Jade ~8B+/C, James Webb decided to find some new beta. Webb is a taller than everyone else who's done it, and was getting too bunched.
The weather was basically awful, i still had two small split tips.. and a send seemed far from possible.... On my first attempt though i surprised myself by sticking the crux move and falling on the standstart due to frozen fingers. After this i sat around for 10 minutes trying to cool my fingers off, and keep my index from bleeding.. Eventually i decided to give it one more effort.. I pulled on feeling worse than ever... stuck the crux move... and somehow made my way to the top of the wall!! So syked! - climber commented on day of the ascent.
One of the most important questions concerns the grade of problem, because many climbers setting new FA compared the difficulty to Jade.
I definately feel as if this is the hardest boulder i've ever climbed.. and i agree with Carlo's downgrade to v14. Either way, this problem is brilliant, and im really glad it is here for me to climb on - said James Webb.