Last weekend, Mark Hobson made quick work of Skyler Weeks' Zion in Clear Creek Canyon, Colorado. Hobson stuck the dyno on his third attempt, flying about 8 feet from jug to jug. We first reported on this problems first ascent several weeks ago, speculating the grade of V13. Although Skyler did not have any comments on the grade, the fact that he is the current dyno world record holder and the effort he put into this problem gave us reason to believe it deserved this grade. After Hobson's quick repeat, its safe to say that a departure from standard grading for such a specific move is necessary.
Mark hobson utilized different foot beta, making it signifigantly easier. Skyler Weeks, who is much bigger than Hobson, was unable to get his foot this high and had to use lower foot holds. Zion is definitely difficult for a person of similar stature attempting it with the original foot beta.