As is often the case, one new hard line can spur on more development at an area. Matt Giossi's new V12 at Beach Pond in southern RI has appeared to have done just that with three new problems going down this weekend including a new V11, Super Normal, by Lucy Humphreys, a highball V3 by Marc Troob, and a V8 by Rockspot's head routesetter Mike Dominguez. Check out photographer Chris Motta's tumblr for some great pics of the new problems.
Matt Giossi has sent a hard new line at the Beach Pond bouldering area in southern Rhode Island. The steep line follows a line of slopey crimps and pinches to a big dyno and finishes up the classic Manhandled. Matt has named the problem Work of Man and has proposed a V12 rating. Matt had this to say after the send:
"I looked at this thing maybe two years ago said it was impossible. . . looked at it in the fall... said it was impossible . two weeks ago with the... help of a good friend found out that secret beta and worked my ass off to get the FA of one of the most amazing lines in new england . this was hardest thing to date i have ever climbed, physically and mentally!"
Height Films was on hand to capture the send and will be putting out a video soon...
Back in January a hold broke on Hueco Nightmare at Lincoln Woods, Rhode Island, making the problem a bit more difficult. NEB has learned from 8a.nu that Lucy Humphreys has made the first re-ascent of this problem and believes the break has bumped the grade up to V11. Here is a video of Lucy sending Hueco Dreams, a variation to Who Needs Hueco.