Nina Williams Sends Speed of Life

Voted the best V10 in the Northeast, Speed of Life at Farley is the king of king lines at one of the best bouldering areas around.  First climbed by Dave Graham, the tall line with the stepped landing climbs a line of crimps up a beautiful overhanging wall of gneiss.  On Saturday, Nina Williams, on a trip back east from Boulder, made the first female ascent of Speed of Life after working the line for 6 years. On her Facebook page, Nina commented, "A dream beginning 2009, and realized yesterday. I was initially drawn to its aesthetic line, intimidating size, and crimpy style. I stuck with it because SOL is truly a New England 'king line' and represented everything I loved about my home area. I became emotionally attached and single-mindedly threw myself at it a year before I moved, and the years afterwards."

Nina Williams working Speed of Life in 2014.  Photograph by Jeff Domko from Nina's Facebook page.

Nina Williams working Speed of Life in 2014.  Photograph by Jeff Domko from Nina's Facebook page.