Chris Webb Parsons Repeats The Wheel of Life V16 (Font 8c+)

by Mick Ryan Australian Chris Webb Parsons (22) has repeated The Wheel of Life V16 (Font 8c+) in the Grampians (Australia) first established by Japan´s Dai Koyamada in May 2004. This the problem´s second ascent. Parsons spent most of September at the Hollow Mountain Cave (see topo, here) first repeating Koyamada´s Sleepy Rave V15 (Font 8c) then returning to complete The Wheel Of Life. These problems are long and overhanging, more like routes than boulder problems. The Wheel of Life has 60 moves. Many of the caves problems were established by Klem Loskot, Fred Nicole, Sam Edwards and the hardest by Koyamada (see graded list, here). In 2005 Koyamadaestablished another possible V16/8C+, Hydrangea in Shiobara, Japan. and Webb Parsons