Throwback Thursday - March 2001

3/1/01 Lincoln Woods, RI
     Despite the cold weather, Tim Kemple had a productive day yesterday at Lincoln Woods. Tim did the first re-ascent of Barbed Wire on the Tuoloumne boulder since the left crimp broke off of Due Diligence (since resent by Ben Fuller at V8). Barbed Wire starts on the right side of the roof (just left of the tree), traverses the lip of the overhang, and used to finish up on Due Diligence. The problem now stays on the slopey arete to get to the finishing jug of Due Diligence. The new Barbed Wire checks in at V10 or so. Tim also added a cool dyno problem at the Horse Cave. The Holy Grail, V8 or 9, starts on two decent holds a couple feet right of the hueco and dynos to the lip of the overhang. A difficult match on the lip is followed by a tough mantel.

 Tim Kemple on the first ascent of  Barbed Wire , before the broken hold. Photograph by Joe McLoughlin.

Tim Kemple on the first ascent of Barbed Wire, before the broken hold. Photograph by Joe McLoughlin.