5 August 2023

Tyler Thompson does Planet Garbage (9a)

Tyler Thompson has completed Planet Garbage (9a) in Rifle (CO). ”Great route with a crazy low percentage dyno into a pumpy boulder and a hard endurance outro. Sent 4th redpoint go and 2nd time sticking the dyno.”

Later the 21-year-old has also sent two 8c+ (9a); Fat Camp and Bad Girls Club. During the last 13 months, Tyler has sent 13 routes 8c+ and harder which can be compared with only one, prior to that.

How can you explain your great progress the last year?
I think my training and current form lined up really well with my goals and the trip I’ve been on. I’ve spent the last 2 months climbing around Colorado and Utah and am finishing up my trip in Rifle, where most of my goals were at. I’ve been training for a long time but these past few months I’ve focused in on projecting various limestone routes, all of which are pretty power endurance oriented. I think spending that amount of time climbing on rock and building a base of similar style routes before ultimately picking projects worked really well for me.
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