Landman – Freak Of The Industry

Tyler Landman has just contacted us to tell us he has climbed Freaks of the Industry at Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. This is Tyler´s 2nd Font8B+ / V14, having made an impressively quick ascent of Nothin But Sunshine just a few weeks ago. His ascent of Freaks of the Industry was probably the fourth (after James Litz, Dave Graham and Daniel Woods). He got it on his second day on the problem.We asked Tyler what he had to say about the problem: The hardest part of the problem for me, was cutting my feet of this toehook and holding this uncontrollable swing. I found some beginnning moves difficult due to my height, but I had an advantage of being light. I have 6 weeks left here, and have been here for 3 weeks. I spent my first 3 weeks repeating the area´s hardest problems, and for my remaining 6, I am going to concentrate on putting up my own first ascents, and leaving my mark on the area. There are amazing projects all around, but one in particular has taken my eye: a green pristine granite, 45 degree wall, with 6 big hard crimp moves off quarter pad edges. It has been tried by  many top climbers including Dave Graham and Daniel Woods.  I will focus the rest of my trip on doing this climb. Photo: Tyler on the Green Wall Project. Courtesy of Caroline Treadway ———————————————————————– If you have any news worth reporting please contact Matt – / 0114 2969114 ———————————————————————–