Colin Duffy Repeats a 25-Move V16
The relatively new problem follows a horizontal roof in Colorado
Colin Duffy has made the second ascent of Drew Ruana’s problem Bookkeeping V16 in Clear Creek Canyon. The horizontal route has 25 moves and links several popular lines.
“Climbs off the books (8A) into Spidey (8B+), finishing on No Way Home (8A+),” reported Duffy on 8a.nu. “Despite being a linkup, the movement is quite nice and it flows well. Did not expect to send this one at all, I just had one of those days where everything was clicking and I was able to execute. As far as the grade, I don’t have much input because it is extremely my style and I haven’t tried any other hard boulders in this style. A route grade might be equally as appropriate as a boulder grade for this one. Hopefully, this thing can get more repeats in the future!”
Duffy, 19, had climbed a handful of V14s and 5.14d routes. He competed in the Olympics where he placed seventh after a false start in speed which bumped him out of first. Where many Olympians took time away from climbing following the Games, Duffy doubled down. He won gold in the Lead and Boulder National Championships that followed and Lead and Boulder at the Innsbruck World Cup.