Mountain Project Map - Harpers Ferry

Friday, December 16, 2011

New Dawn Project Sees Send (stand start)

Update: 12/30/11 Brian has provided a guide for those interested in trying this problem - HERE
I'm happy to report on a recent send (bouldering) in Harpers Ferry. Brian Spiering is reporting that on November 26, 2011 he was able to make a stand start ascent of the New Dawn Project. You can view a video of Brian sending the problem at .

"New Dawn" Project of Harpers Ferry from Thrice on Vimeo.

Judging from the video, it looks like Brian had some good sending temps. What isn't apparent is whether Brian had the proper permits for those guns (cheese factor)! At Brian's suggested grade of V8, this problem sits in the #2 seat for difficult problems (sent) at Harpers Ferry (See Here for info on #1). You can see a topo photo and read Brian's initial account below,


Thank you for sharing about Harpers Ferry's climbing. I checked out it
on Saturday, and you have some great climbing.

I was able to send the "new dawn project" from the stand - It is RAD! Attached is a photo of the
line. I'm not big on grades, but I would guess V8ish.
Topo provide by Brian.
The New Dawn boulders were discovered on December 28, 2010, nearly 1 year ago. They are uphill from the Frontier bouldering area. Brian provides GPS coordinates for the boulder : 39 19.224 - 77 43.181.  Based on his coordinates this problem appears to be in West Virginia.
You can read previous posts on the New Dawn Boulders Here (featured) and Here (mentioned).Brian has offered to provide a description of his ascent. I'll be posting that here when it becomes available.
The only questions that remain are when will the sit start be done, who will do it, and will it bump the grade a notch? Time will tell.
Thanks Brian

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