Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Tyler Landman ... older, wiser ... stronger ...??

Super-youth Brit/American Tyler Landman has repeated some of the Bishop area testpieces including The Swarm (v14), which he had been trying during a previous visit when he was about eight -- or maybe a bit older. Anyway, he turned a wise old 17 not long ago and has a massive ticklist to his name already including his extraordinary second ascent of Jade (v15) in Rocky Mountain National Park, hailed as potentially America's hardest problem.

So no surprise perhaps that he also checked off Direction (v13) and Xavier's Roof (v12) -- just done by Tony Lamiche -- both in the same afternoon. He dispatched Xavier's with a right-hand dyno at the lip crux! Awesome skills from Ty to do this one in an hour. See the scene section of the site for some pics of Tony using his own crazy beta on that.

Thanks to Alex Messenger for the photo!

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