Congrats to MEC Envoy Sébastien Lazure on his recent ascent of the famed V13 boulder problem, Slashface in Hueco Tanks. Sébastien has been going to Hueco as a winter training destination for a few years. He keeps coming back because the climbing style is similar to what he sees at comps and his home gym in Montreal. “There’s such a good density of good boulders and hard problems!” he said.
He started trying Slashface 3 years ago. The crux moves require a long horizontal reach into a tight 2-finger jam, and getting past this crux had been his nemesis until this week. “It’s kind of painful but the line is still very pretty,” said Lazure. He worked the route in one session on the third day of his trip, and managed to pass the crux every time. To link all the moves, Sébastien stated, “I had to come back later to send it first try. My fingers were so cold at the end, I thought I would blow it on the top out!” Well, he didn’t. We’re psyched for Sébastien!