Saturday, October 17, 2015

Second Ascent- Whip Tide (V9)

In the midst of finalizing the Adirondack Bouldering Guidebook, Whip Tide (V9) at Nine Corner Lake has finally seen a second ascent.  I had the honor of being there to witness Andrew Cieply cruise through the lower crux moves and stick the last dyno move to claim the much anticipated second ascent back on Monday, October 5th.  A week prior to this ascent, Cieply, Greg Stone and John Sullivan all completed the stand start which up until then also had not been repeated since I established both the stand and sit start back in 2011.

I have been informed that Greg Stone has also ticked off Whip Tide (V9) upon returning to Nine Corner Lake shortly after the second ascent.  Stone's achievement marks the third known ascent on this problem and all ascentionists agree that it is one of the best problems at Nine Corner Lake.

The conditions have been favorable for sending and I hope that everyone has been able to sneak an outdoor climbing session or two into their daily lives.  Hope to see you out there crushing!!!

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  1. Thank you for the video and blog feature, Jut! This is absolutely my favorite climb at Nine Corners so far. It's tough, has very cool movement, and it's big! Congrats again on the FA! I'm psyched to hear about Greg's send too. Hopefully he got video, that'd be great to see. Now we can all focus on Overburdened together. Over the next few weeks it's getting done!

  2. excited to hear how much both you and Greg have enjoyed this boulder problem. I agree that it is a classic line! Overburdened is going to happen for sure, just need it to dry up a bit and to put in a handful of quality sessions. On a side note, I similar to the addition of the sit start to Lifeguard Training, I just added a nice sit start into Point Break (V7) and Moving Meditation (V7). Both of the new starts add a V-grade to the original stand start problems.