Variant 8C by Everett Sloane

Saturday, 14 August

Everett Sloane has done We can build you 8B+, video, as well as Variant 8C in Lincoln Lake. The latter should is possibly the second ascent of a Drew Ruana creation.

I started with the original boulder "We Can build you" v14. Drew Ruana found some super good beta with some difficult opposing heel hooks that fit my style really well. So after 3 days of effort I was able to put down the higher start.

Drew put up the low start -Variant a few weeks back so I’d been wanting to try it since I saw it. I’mnot sure but I think this may be the second ascent. This start adds a pretty powerful crimpy 7C+ or 8A directly into "We can build you" with no rest. The whole climb ended up being 20 difficult moves in a row. The final sequence is a really technical slopey traverse that I had to work for a long time to get my beta just right. I sent Variant the session after "We can build you" so I guess it was 4 sessions total.”

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