Creature from the Black Lagoon

FA Grade:

8C+

Date of Ascent:

September 28, 2016

Suggested Grade:

8C+

Notes:

8C+ soft. 15 days. Watch the ascent on "Uncharted Lines".

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Daniel Woods Climbs Black 90 Project at V16
As for how hard this thing is? That is a question that will obviously be thrown around, accepted or bashed," Woods wrote. "I believe this line is harder than most [V]15s I've done so why not call it [V]16. If train is ran on it and consensus calls it 15, then that is all good.

Date of Ascent:

October 25, 2016

Suggested Grade:

8C+

Notes:

16 days

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Dave Graham repeats Creature from the Black lagoon, ~8C+
This climb suits me, but still pushed me farther than anything I have ever done that is graded 8C. Time will tell, but 8C+ seems completely logical.

Date of Ascent:

August 20, 2017

Suggested Grade:

8C+

Notes:

6 days

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Date of Ascent:

September 15, 2017

Suggested Grade:

8C+

Notes:

7 days

Date of Ascent:

July 20, 2018

Suggested Grade:

8C+

Notes:

Date of Ascent:

September 27, 2018

Suggested Grade:

8C+

Notes:

8C/8C+

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Shawn Raboutou Makes Sixth Ascent of “Creature From The Black Lagoon” (8C+/V16)
Is twenty year old Shawn Raboutou the next Daniel Woods? With Raboutou’s recent repeat of Woods’ infamous Creature From The Black Lagoon (8C+/ V16), the comparison between the two world class climbers, a generation apart, has only strengthened. Fresh off his sending spree in Rocklands, South Africa, where Raboutou ticked classics like The Finnish Line (8C/V15), Mirta (8B+/ V14), and made a first ascent of a new classic Book Club (8B+/V14), Raboutou seems to be in great form.

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Creature from the Black Lagoon 8C+ by Shawn Raboutou
Well the process was pretty fun and what made the difference in the end was the conditions. It was my 4th day on it this year and I had tried it twice 2 years ago. Also I want to mention that I'm not sure about the 8C+ grade and think it could be 8C. I don't feel that I have enough experience though to make better judgement then the people who have done it before me.