Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Matt Wilder, Mandala Sit and Evilution (Original)

Matt Wilder has had an extraordinary trip so far, climbing Evilution Direct (v11) and The Swarm (v14), and following those up just yesterday with The Mandala Sit-start (v14) and Evilution (original version, v12). Matt climbed The Swarm, Mandala Sit, and Evilution in a two-day spell that he describes as, "My best two days ever." It feels all the more satisfying for Matt as he'd taken something of a break from hard bouldering over the last several months in favor of pursuing some trad ascents (e.g. FA of Viceroy, 5.14 in Boulder Canyon), and a bit of endurance training, getting back into the bouldering fairly recently. If that's not over-achieving enough, Matt just finished a Masters degree in computer science and is now moving on toward a PhD. How do these people do it?

3 comments:

climberdoc said...

Apparently, Matt Finished up his trip with last day, warm-weather ascents of Buttermilker and Thunderbird. Matt had climbed his problem "The Ninth," high above the Pollen Grains that morning. Matt also cleaned a beatiful line on the back of the Drifter Boulder that will be another Stellar edition to the Buttermilks proper. He gave it a working name of "Occam's Razor." Great job, Matt! -- Noah.

Dr Tim O'Neill said...

It's much harder to work 9-to-5 and boulder ... just ask Noah! Well, actually, that's work 9-to-5am in his case ... he's a REAL Doctor :)

Wills Young said...

That is so cool. Good for Matt! What an amazing trip he had. Oh yeah, and thanks for cleaning that new line for me! Ha ha ha ...