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Project Tsunami Day 1

The weather in Nova Scotia has been terrible this spring and the bugs just as bad so with inland rope climbing out of the picture I’ve started bouldering again and have my eyes on one of Nova Scotia’s most unique boulder problems. Tsunami! Originally sent by Sean Cassidy in 1999 it was graded V8. It was a real call to arms at the time and all the local hardmen were lining up to get on it. After a few hard fought repeats the grade was raised to V10. This was now THE problem to climb. After a bit more time and a few more sends the grade was debated and adjusted finally settling out at V9. At the time i had been filming others as they worked it and occasionally working it myself and after a bit of time i had all the moves dialed and was ready to add my name to the shortlist. But shit happens and i walked away having never completed the hardest boulder problem i’ve ever attempted.

For some insane reason, i’ve decided this is a project i don’t want to leave undone. So this last week I’ve returned to Chebucto Head to re-project Tsunami.

Day one is all about getting familiar with the drop down crimp, the drop knee gaston, the knee bar rest and the fat chest height undercling sections.
The long journey begins…

Project Tsunami – Day 1 from Todd Foster on Vimeo.

  1. chameleon
    June 8th, 2011 at 13:04 | #1

    yeah, good luck with that old man!! ;)

  2. June 9th, 2011 at 00:43 | #2

    By far one of my most favorite problems. When I first started climbing it was always (and might still be) considered one of the best in the area. I remember many sessions early on where minimal progress was made. It’s a defeating problem. Years passed with several half assed attempts before I decided to really give it a serious go. And by that I mean train for it. On a trip home back in 2009 I quickly put it down. It was awesome.

    I totally think this problem is yours to get Todd. For me the second half with the under clings was most difficult. Being tall called for different beta. If you want some inspiration or just some beta, here’s the video I did of my send. http://www.tracstarr.com/g2/v/Climbing/Video/Tsunami_1.wmv.html

  3. the kydd
    June 13th, 2011 at 17:24 | #3

    I bet if you got some downturned aggressive shoes you’d send WAY quicker!

  4. June 16th, 2011 at 01:14 | #4

    I’ve definitely thought about it. Having a good solid edge will help a lot. Is it time to get out the Miuras?

  5. nigel
    June 28th, 2011 at 23:01 | #5

    I love the foot work required on this problem, has it gone down.

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