Jimmy Webb

Also known as: James Webb

Quick Info

Nationality: US
Date of birth: 7th November 1987
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 8C+
Hardest Boulder (Flash): 8B+
Hardest Sport (Worked): 9a
Notable Partnerships
Daniel Woods
Social Media

Jimmy Webb is a prolific American boulderer known for opening up a large number of hard boulders all around the world, but particularly in Switzerland, Rocklands and the USA.

Contributors: remus

Quick Info

Nationality: US
Date of birth: 7th November 1987
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 8C+
Hardest Boulder (Flash): 8B+
Hardest Sport (Worked): 9a
Notable Partnerships
Daniel Woods
Social Media

Jimmy Webb is a prolific American boulderer known for opening up a large number of hard boulders all around the world, but particularly in Switzerland, Rocklands and the USA.

Contributors: remus

Lists


Pics + Vids

Equanimity (8C)
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Added at 17:11 on 14 November 2023
Dreamcatcher (9a)
Added at 18:12 on 10 December 2023
Defying Gravity (8C)
Added at 22:12 on 17 December 2023
The New Abnormal (8B+, FA)
Added at 06:08 on 07 August 2023
Swiss Air (8C, FA)
Added at 06:08 on 07 August 2023
Swiss Air (8C, FA)
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Added at 06:08 on 07 August 2023
Gateway (pre-break) (8B+, FA)
Added at 05:10 on 05 October 2023
La Guerra (8B+, FA)
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Added at 06:02 on 23 February 2024
Sleepwalker (8C+, FA)
Added at 12:02 on 08 February 2021
Off the Wagon Low (8C+)
Added at 23:02 on 08 February 2021
Livin' Large (8C)
Added at 17:02 on 12 February 2021
The Nest (8C)
Added at 21:02 on 03 February 2023
Spectre (8B)
Added at 17:02 on 04 February 2023
Ephyra (8C+, FA)
Added at 08:11 on 12 November 2022
Livin' Large (8C)
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Added at 12:12 on 15 December 2022
Versace (8B, FA)
Added at 11:12 on 05 December 2021
White Noise (8B+)
Added at 20:07 on 28 July 2021
Speed of Sound (8B+, FA)
Added at 12:05 on 04 May 2023
Tierrany (8B+, FA)
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Added at 17:04 on 05 April 2021
Tierrany (8B+, FA)
Added at 17:04 on 07 April 2021
Fallen Angel (8C, FA)
Added at 11:11 on 11 November 2021
Fallen Angel (8C, FA)
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Added at 11:11 on 11 November 2021
Sleepwalker (8C+, FA)
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Added at 08:11 on 20 November 2021
Insomniac (8C+)
Added at 16:06 on 09 June 2023
Off the Wagon Low (8C+)
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Added at 19:07 on 11 July 2022
Insomniac (8C+)
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Added at 17:09 on 29 September 2022

Ascents

59 recorded ascents.

This timeline is missing some ascents where the date of the ascent is unknown. Use the other tabs to view these ascents.
Year Climb Grade Style Ascent Date
2012 The Shining 8B Boulder | worked 5th Jul 2012
First ascent.
2013 Defying Gravity 8C Boulder | worked 2013
Off the Wagon 8B+ Boulder | worked 21st Mar 2013
Third ascent.
Kings of Sonlerto 8A+ Boulder | flash 29th Mar 2013
La Rustica 8C Boulder | worked 7th Apr 2013
First ascent.

One of the coolest projects i've ever climbed. Big thanks to Carlo for showing me this thing. Climbed it basically on my last day, last literal try. Couldn't ask for a better finish to my trip. Back to the USA tuesday.

Sky 8B Boulder | flash Jun 2013

It felt surprisingly easy. Yet that’s how most flashes at your limit should feel. It’s that wild moment where everything comes together perfectly and your left standing there wondering what just happened. [1]

[1] https://climbingnarc.com/2013/07/it-felt-surprisingly-easy/

The Vice 8B Boulder | flash 28th Jun 2013
A Simple Knowing 8B Boulder | flash 30th Jul 2013
The Wheel of Wolvo 8B+ Boulder | worked 5th Sep 2013
First ascent.
Delirium 8C Boulder | worked 10th Sep 2013
First ascent.
The Penrose Step 8B+ Boulder | worked 4th Nov 2013
Second ascent.
The Bridge of Ashes 8C Boulder | worked 10th Nov 2013
Meadowlark Lemon 8B+ Boulder | worked 7th Dec 2013
The Nest 8C Boulder | worked 19th Dec 2013
2014 The Multiverse 8C Boulder | worked 2014
First ascent.
Elephunk 8B Boulder | flash 2014
Spectre 8B Boulder | worked 2014
The Kingdom 8B+ Boulder | worked 19th Mar 2014
Second ascent.
Entlinge 8B+ Boulder | worked 14th Apr 2014
Practice of the Wild 8B+ Boulder | worked 15th Apr 2014
Speed of Sound 8B+ Boulder | worked 13th Jul 2014
2015 Livin' Large 8C Boulder | worked 6th Jul 2015
Groove Train 8c Lead | worked 9th Sep 2015
2 sessions. Fourth go.
Southern Drawl 8C Boulder | worked 19th Nov 2015
First ascent.
2016 The Game 8C Boulder | worked 16th Jan 2016
Fourth ascent.
Le Pied à Coulisse 8C Boulder | worked 15th Feb 2016
The Globalist 8B+ Boulder | flash 28th Mar 2016
Mirta 8B+ Boulder | worked 1st Jun 2016
Kintsugi 8B+ Boulder | worked 19th Dec 2016
Second ascent.
2017 Cosmic Artifact 8B+ Boulder | worked 10th Jun 2017
Second ascent.
Trust Issues 8B+ Boulder | worked 18th Jul 2017
Creature from the Black Lagoon 8C+ Boulder | worked 20th Aug 2017
2018 Dreamcatcher 9a Lead | worked 3rd Sep 2018
Squoze 8B+ Boulder | worked 6th Dec 2018
First ascent.
Sleepwalker 8C+ Boulder | worked 15th Dec 2018
First ascent. 11 sessions.

Back in the middle of November we made a trip to Red Rocks to escape the snow falling in California. I had a plan to try a very rad and HARD project in Black Velvet Canyon that was originally tried by @nalle_hukkataival. Initially I could not do a single move. But over the course of 11 days... with many moments of frustration I found myself on top of what could be the hardest boulder in the country.

References

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMIIffUMV8g

[2] https://www.instagram.com/p/Bs6DF_FBU5W/

2019 Bélial 8B+ Boulder | worked 18th Jan 2019
Second ascent.
Gateway (pre-break) 8B+ Boulder | worked Mar 2019
Ephyra 8C+ Boulder | worked 29th Mar 2019
Primitivo 8C Boulder | worked 1st Apr 2019
First ascent.
Der Mit dem Fels Tanzt 8C Boulder | worked 3rd Apr 2019
Black Eagle Assis 8B+ Boulder | worked 18th Jun 2019
The Finnish Line 8C Boulder | worked 29th Jun 2019
2020 Lucid Dreaming 8C Boulder | worked 7th Jan 2020
Fifth ascent.
Off the Wagon Low 8C+ Boulder | worked 27th Feb 2020
Poison the Well 8C+ Boulder | worked 7th Apr 2020
Second ascent.
Roadkill 8C Boulder | worked 7th Apr 2020
Second ascent.
Versace 8B Boulder | worked 19th May 2020
First ascent.

References

[1] https://youtu.be/walNBP8AKr8

Empath 9a Lead | worked 21st Oct 2020
Second ascent.
2021 Tierrany 8B+ Boulder | worked Apr 2021
White Noise 8B+ Boulder | worked 8th Jul 2021
Fallen Angel 8C Boulder | worked Nov 2021
2022 Insomniac 8C+ Boulder | worked Sep 2022
2023 Swiss Air 8C Boulder | worked 2023
First ascent.

While attempting the line in 2022 Jimmy took a nasty fall and badly broke his ankle.

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/CvnW8qNynyc/?img_index=1

[2] https://youtu.be/cOME1mp0_A4?t=526

The New Abnormal 8B+ Boulder | worked 2023
Equanimity 8C Boulder | worked Nov 2023

Potentially a contender for the hardest technical boulder in the world? [1]

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/CzompxgxJ9-/?img_index=1

Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Dreamcatcher 9a Lead | worked 3rd Sep 2018
Empath 9a Lead | worked 21st Oct 2020 9a+
Second ascent.
Groove Train 8c Lead | worked 9th Sep 2015
2 sessions. Fourth go.
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Sleepwalker 8C+ Boulder | worked 15th Dec 2018 8C+
First ascent. 11 sessions.

Back in the middle of November we made a trip to Red Rocks to escape the snow falling in California. I had a plan to try a very rad and HARD project in Black Velvet Canyon that was originally tried by @nalle_hukkataival. Initially I could not do a single move. But over the course of 11 days... with many moments of frustration I found myself on top of what could be the hardest boulder in the country.

References

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMIIffUMV8g

[2] https://www.instagram.com/p/Bs6DF_FBU5W/

Ephyra 8C+ Boulder | worked 29th Mar 2019 8C+ (soft)
Creature from the Black Lagoon 8C+ Boulder | worked 20th Aug 2017
Off the Wagon Low 8C+ Boulder | worked 27th Feb 2020
Poison the Well 8C+ Boulder | worked 7th Apr 2020 8C+ (soft)
Second ascent.
Insomniac 8C+ Boulder | worked Sep 2022
La Rustica 8C Boulder | worked 7th Apr 2013
First ascent.

One of the coolest projects i've ever climbed. Big thanks to Carlo for showing me this thing. Climbed it basically on my last day, last literal try. Couldn't ask for a better finish to my trip. Back to the USA tuesday.

Delirium 8C Boulder | worked 10th Sep 2013
First ascent.
The Multiverse 8C Boulder | worked 2014 8B+
First ascent.
Southern Drawl 8C Boulder | worked 19th Nov 2015 8B+
First ascent.
Primitivo 8C Boulder | worked 1st Apr 2019
First ascent.
Fallen Angel 8C Boulder | worked Nov 2021
Swiss Air 8C Boulder | worked 2023
First ascent.

While attempting the line in 2022 Jimmy took a nasty fall and badly broke his ankle.

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/CvnW8qNynyc/?img_index=1

[2] https://youtu.be/cOME1mp0_A4?t=526

Defying Gravity 8C Boulder | worked 2013
The Bridge of Ashes 8C Boulder | worked 10th Nov 2013 8B+
The Nest 8C Boulder | worked 19th Dec 2013
Livin' Large 8C Boulder | worked 6th Jul 2015 8C
The Game 8C Boulder | worked 16th Jan 2016 8C
Fourth ascent.
Le Pied à Coulisse 8C Boulder | worked 15th Feb 2016 8C
Der Mit dem Fels Tanzt 8C Boulder | worked 3rd Apr 2019
The Finnish Line 8C Boulder | worked 29th Jun 2019 8C
Lucid Dreaming 8C Boulder | worked 7th Jan 2020
Fifth ascent.
Roadkill 8C Boulder | worked 7th Apr 2020 8C
Second ascent.
Equanimity 8C Boulder | worked Nov 2023

Potentially a contender for the hardest technical boulder in the world? [1]

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/CzompxgxJ9-/?img_index=1

The Wheel of Wolvo 8B+ Boulder | worked 5th Sep 2013 8C
First ascent.
Speed of Sound 8B+ Boulder | worked 13th Jul 2014
Squoze 8B+ Boulder | worked 6th Dec 2018 8B+/8C
First ascent.
Gateway (pre-break) 8B+ Boulder | worked Mar 2019
Tierrany 8B+ Boulder | worked Apr 2021
The New Abnormal 8B+ Boulder | worked 2023
Old Man Winter 8B+ Boulder | worked
First ascent.
Big Kat 8B+ Boulder | worked
First ascent.
La Guerra 8B+ Boulder | worked
Off the Wagon 8B+ Boulder | worked 21st Mar 2013
Third ascent.
The Penrose Step 8B+ Boulder | worked 4th Nov 2013
Second ascent.
Meadowlark Lemon 8B+ Boulder | worked 7th Dec 2013 8B+
The Kingdom 8B+ Boulder | worked 19th Mar 2014 8C
Second ascent.
Entlinge 8B+ Boulder | worked 14th Apr 2014 8B
Practice of the Wild 8B+ Boulder | worked 15th Apr 2014 8C (soft)
The Globalist 8B+ Boulder | flash 28th Mar 2016 8B/8B+
Mirta 8B+ Boulder | worked 1st Jun 2016 8B+
Kintsugi 8B+ Boulder | worked 19th Dec 2016 8C
Second ascent.
Cosmic Artifact 8B+ Boulder | worked 10th Jun 2017 8B (hard)
Second ascent.
Trust Issues 8B+ Boulder | worked 18th Jul 2017 8B+
Bélial 8B+ Boulder | worked 18th Jan 2019
Second ascent.
Black Eagle Assis 8B+ Boulder | worked 18th Jun 2019 8B+
White Noise 8B+ Boulder | worked 8th Jul 2021
The Shining 8B Boulder | worked 5th Jul 2012
First ascent.
Versace 8B Boulder | worked 19th May 2020
First ascent.

References

[1] https://youtu.be/walNBP8AKr8

Somnolence 8B Boulder | worked
First ascent.
Sky 8B Boulder | flash Jun 2013

It felt surprisingly easy. Yet that’s how most flashes at your limit should feel. It’s that wild moment where everything comes together perfectly and your left standing there wondering what just happened. [1]

[1] https://climbingnarc.com/2013/07/it-felt-surprisingly-easy/

The Vice 8B Boulder | flash 28th Jun 2013
A Simple Knowing 8B Boulder | flash 30th Jul 2013
Elephunk 8B Boulder | flash 2014
Spectre 8B Boulder | worked 2014
Kings of Sonlerto 8A+ Boulder | flash 29th Mar 2013 8B
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade