Isabelle Faus sent The Wheel of Fortune in the Nomad Cave in Clear Creek Canyon, Colorado, a problem first climbed by Austin Purdy.
IN 2016, she sent her second V14 with a send of The Wheel of Chaos at Upper Chaos Canyon in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park. “Finally got her done!” Her first V14 was Amandla, a Fred Nicole line in Rocklands, South Africa.
“Started trying last year,” she wrote on 8a.nu. “Two of the moves took me like ten sessions to be able to do… super outta my style… one huge move and another really dynamic pop. Coming of an injury I was kinda using this boulder as a way to learn how to do big moves. Last year after a lot of effort I eventually made my way to the last move… and then we flew to Swiss the next day.”
“This year I got back to my high point quickly and fell there a bunch,” said Faus.
“Then yesterday I found slightly better beta for this move and did it pretty quick after that. Really satisfying to do moves easily that last year seemed crazy… next is the top section and try and link em.”
“Learning moves of a climb never gets old to me. It’s always interesting and fun and mind-opening,” she said. “It never really goes how you expect, and I like the constant surprises and little obstacles.”