A Flash and Aggressive Downgrade of a V12
Zander Waller makes quick work and bumps the grade of this classic down a few notches
Abaddon is one of the most-tried V12 problems at Red Rocks. It follows a series of big moves at a steep angle to a sketchy and technical lip sequence.
Zander Waller, 19, recently flashed Abaddon, making it look much easier than the grade suggests. Others have flashed it in the past, including Nalle Hukkataival in 2018. It’s found in Black Velvet Canyon and has been called one of the best at the grade in the U.S.A., along with Wet Dream and Atlas Shrugged, although many suggest it’s soft.
Waller, a decorated comp climber, gave Abaddon a personal grade of V9 on Instagram.