Hard FA in Pawtuckaway and Repeat in the Gunks

Bouldering season is in full swing (though it could be cooler) and we have a couple notable ascents to report:

Sam Enright has done the first ascent of Shadow of the Colossus, V12, formerly referred to as "The Cave Project."  On MountainProject.com Sam commented, "All the hand hold are decent, but the feet and body position are strange." and "Hard if you're short, slightly less heinous if you're tall like me (I'm 6 foot 1)."  This problem is located in The Swamp boulders area and Brian Nugent posted the following directions on MountainProject: "From Mouthful of Chalk, just walk to around the corner to the right of the problem and look for an opening to the cave formed by the Mouthful boulder as well as 2 or 3 other boulders."  Unfortunately, Sam didn't get any photos or video of his send.

Bryce on his send of Extra Bacon from his instagram @bryce123

Bryce on his send of Extra Bacon from his instagram @bryce123

In the Gunks, Bryce Viola grabbed the second ascent of Extra Bacon, a V12 put up by John Kuphal back in 2011.  Bryce commented that this problem was "among the hardest and best in the gunks" and took "the most effort I'd invested into a boulder in a long time."  Check out the video of John on the FA.