Although mainly a bouldering specialist, Paul Robinson has made an ascent of Jaws II, in Rumney, New Hampshire. The route is graded 5.15a in American money, and this equates to 9a+, meaning that Paul is clearly no slouch in roped climbing.
Jaws II is one of America's toughest sport climbs, and one of the few to be awarded the coveted 5.15 grade. Paul has been trying the route for a long time now and it sounds like he's pretty chuffed to have finally got it. There is some controversy over whether the route actually deserves 5.15 as 5 people have now climbed it, suggesting that it might quite be as cutting edge as it seems. Either way, it's brutally hard and I'd be pretty pleased to do it!
Paul has won the American Bouldering Series National Championships and has also flashed a V13 boulder problem -- possibly the first person to achieve this (it's a bit of a grey area). He's also climbed V15/16 and is now in the rarified air of 9a+ sport climbing.
Paul Robinson Climbs 5.15a Jaws II In Rumney | EpicTV Climbing Daily, Ep. 162
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