Climbing reports that Fred Nicole has completed two new problems at Hueco Tanks.
Nicole, who has established three V14 problems at Hueco in a decade of visits to the Texas park, believes both of these new problems are a bit harder. Nicole added that he has put up at least one other new problem elsewhere in the last year that was â??on my actual limitâ? and might be harder than the Hueco climbs. However, he explained, â??Seeing the state of mind of the latter months in the climbing scene, I didnâ??t feel like talking about my last few realizations (new routes).â? He cited the â??sad evolutionâ? of his problem Dreamtime, originally graded V15 but now considerably easier after repeated episodes of chipping by people who â??feel they can adapt an already climbed line to their own needs.â?