Watch an uncut ascent of Dave Graham on his newest addition to Rocklands, a crazy prow-ship on small crimps he called Petrichor V15. Graham had also recently sent Hypnotized Minds V16 in Rocky Mountain National Park after seven years of projecting.

Graham was born in Maine and first started climbing in 1997. Within a year, he climbed The Present 5.14a and then became one of the strongest climbers in North America. In 2000, he moved in Europe, where he he sent 5.15s and a new V15.

10 of Graham’s V15 Sends

Meadowlark Lemon
The Wheel of Life
Paint it Black
The Ice Knife
Warrior Up
Big Paw
The Island
From Dirt Grows the Flowers
The Story of Two Worlds
Foundation’s Edge

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Hypnotized Minds [8C+] ๐Ÿ’Žโœ”๏ธ๐Ÿ’Ž Itโ€™s pretty thrilling news to share that on Tuesday I finally climbed this incredible problem first ascended by legend @dawoods89 ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ I have been trying this problem seriously for the past 7 years, but remember my first days in the park as a young lad staring up at this line, already entranced ๐ŸŒ€The saga really starts with me falling off the last move twice, deep into the winter season, just before rupturing my A2 pulley in Mexico back in 2013 ๐Ÿ’” Fast forward two years when I was finally all healed for crimping and I broke off a key left foot for the crux move, reducing my highpoint and beta to ashes; It felt like was starting from scratch ๐Ÿ˜ž I was still obsessed. I dedicated every Fall and Spring season to sieging Hypno, abandoning any other climbing goals in hope that I could rise above and conquer this sequence, yet amidst unpredictable sub-alpine conditions, it wasnโ€™t so simple. Most of my friends abandoned my effort, and I started regularly climbing alone on the boulder. Struggling to see my errors by myself, it became a new type of challenge. The pattern of shoveling the boulder out between weekly storms and the long solo drives started to become synonymous with the idea of making attempts ๐Ÿ˜ต Until this October. First day went really well, I realized my new @fiveten_official Dragons were game changing on both crux moves allowing me to get the crack pocket correctly from the start, and give me a fair sticking the high left pinch from the ground. Day 2 I came super close to sticking the pinch, I felt stronger physically then I ever had, and more calm in the mind. Day 3 was 65 at the parking, pretty warm for my taste, but as a snow storm was rolling in it seemed smart to give at least a few tries. First go I fell off the last move (canโ€™t wait to share that ๐Ÿ˜‚), second go at the crux, and third try, I SENT ๐Ÿคฏ IG wonโ€™t let me elaborate more this post but I canโ€™t wait to share the entire story with everyone, and the send!!! Thanks for the support from my homies who believed in me (you know who you are amigos ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป) and @alizee_dufraisse for reminding me I can actually do what I set my mind to ๐Ÿ’ž time to enjoy the FREEDOM ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป!!!!

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