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Watch Matt Fultz Climb a New V14

Matt Fultz put up this difficult problem outside of Ogden, Utah in April 2015 and graded it V14.

Fultz sent the route in April and reported on social media, “Super psyched to have put up a contender for the hardest boulder in Utah.”

On 8a.nu Fultz described his new problem, Writhe and Shine, as a “Crazy link-up on the Talus Boulder with 22-ish moves. It climbs a hard V11 to a decent rest to a V13.”

Matt Fultz on Write and Shine V14.  Photo Fultz's Facebook
Matt Fultz on Write and Shine V14. Photo Fultz’s Facebook

Fultz jumped on the scene a few years ago when he made the third ascent of Warpath V14 and the first ascent of No Peace V14/15, but started climbing in Boise, Idaho in the summer of 2003. He went on to win USA Climbing’s youth national competition for the age 12 to 13 category, and has been an avid competitor ever since.

Fultz was the outdoor program director at the college of Idaho where he opened their climbing wall to introduce new climbers to the sport. He also worked at the Front Climbing Club in Boise as a coach and instructor.

Recently, Fultz moved to Utah and started to send the most difficult problems in the area. He made the second ascent of Bling V14 and repeated Spirit Walker V14.