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Chris Webb repeats Wheel of Life V16!!

Super Saiyan
3:26:11 PM
You heard it here first. Today Chris Webb sent Wheel of LIfe, first shot of the day!

4:39:19 PM
AWESOME.!!! what a freakin stellar effort!
5:06:50 PM
Unbelievable work. How can you not be mightily impressed by Chris's motivation and dedication? I'm probably too much of a pessimist but when I heard he had linked most of it nearly a month ago, I expected it would turn into a so near, yet so far, burnout inducing heartbreak.

Well bloody done Chris!

5:29:21 PM
awesome nice one
8:31:21 PM
Absolutely sensational! Brilliant job Chris!

10:45:03 PM
Sweet! Sensational effort...

Wasn't Chris injured or something at the Festival in April? I remeber he had some excuse why he wasn't
10:59:08 PM
Pictures or it didn't happen. Hehe. That is mighty impressive and by the sounds of it, a lot of effort and heart has been put into that problem. How many moves long is it?

7:53:26 AM
Go the webster!!!

8:30:56 AM
think is about 60 moves long from memory. top shelf work chris

9:22:29 AM
Forgive my newbieness but where is Wheel of Life ?

9:23:18 AM
It's alright I s'pose, but what's he done on grit?

Super Saiyan
9:30:12 AM
For those not in the know- The Wheel of Life is a 72 move, 35m roof problem that starts at the back of the Hollow Mountain Cave and finishes at the lip. I think it links something along the lines of Extreme Col (V9) into Sleepy Hollow (V12) into Cave Man (V9/10) into Dead Cant Dance (V11) and then Rave Heart (V8)!!!

10:32:19 AM
About three weeks or so back I was up there with some mates when he had a crack at it. What inspired me most was how cool calm and collected he was. There was no screaming and yelling on route like Dai, he didn't take the Cave Girl variant - he shot straight through Cave Man. When he came off after pulling off the final crux (without screaming or yelling) he wasn't the least bit upset and instead calmly discussed how he should have put his foot elsewhere. We need more climbers that aren't meat heads.

Kudos - not only is he strong but he deserves the send - top bloke.
11:08:36 AM
Its an awesome effort!!! Can't have the hardest problem in Oz unrepeated by an Aussie!

Just a thought.....

This route (problem) really needs a sport grade - Like 9a+ or 9b - Something crazy like that, Akira style.

At V16 (or Font 8C+) it suggests that there is a 'V16' move on it when really the hardest move is V12.

Super Saiyan
11:28:09 AM
I would imagine the Dead Cant Dance gaston pinch (nails V11 in int own right) would feel close to V16 after have already done the big span gastons on both Extreme Cool and Cave Man, and Sleepy Hollow in the middle...
11:59:13 AM
But it still doesn't change the fact that its a V12 crux- just because you're tired when you approach this move doesn't bump it up 4 V grades.

Anyway, I should save this for another thread as this is the news/congratulatory thread. Well done Chris!

2:24:44 PM
You go and repeat it Stu, then you can debate the grade. Until then...

Congrats Chris!

2:32:07 PM
Hey, fantastic to see an Ozy bag this boulder problem,
good work chris, as to the grade I agree with manacubus.
Too freakin hard for me thats for sure.
1:31:27 PM
So he drove 13 hours, sent first shot. Then what did he do, drive home.

Thats such good news. Well done Chris. The problem is such an inspiring line. Anyone who has climbed or tried to climb anything in the cave will know how much of a monumental acheivement this is.

Super Saiyan
1:39:33 PM
first shot "of the day"

he was up there on sunday as well.. flashed Krusti (V9/10) i think... or second shot..

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