…or perhaps a better title for this post would have been “Make A Climbing Movie About An Area And The Strongmos Will Follow”? Either way…
The bouldering at Arkansas’s Horseshoe Canyon Ranch was featured in Dosage III in a memorable piece culminating with Chris Sharma’s FA of Witness The Fitness. This footage is presumably what lured the likes of Ethan Pringle, Ty Landman and Dave Graham to the woods of Arkansas. Graham’s trips to HCR and the surrounding areas featured in the recently released Dosage V were highly productive yielding 2 V14s, 5 V13s and 8 V12s; the majority of which were First Ascents. Given these two high profile pieces on Arkansas bouldering, it was only a matter of time before other strong climbers decided to stop to check things out.
Enter young Daniel Woods, who recently made his first trip to HCR with typical results: the 2nd ascents of Dave Graham’s Wood Grain Grippin’ (V14) and Chunk Up The Deuce (V13), and the FA of a traverse on the Bloody Knuckles boulder called Welcome to Fightclub (V13). For good measure he also repeated Anti-hero (V13), One Inch Pinch (V12), Fred’s Roof (V11 flash) and added Starbust Assis (V11) and Wrong Turn (V9 or 10).
It looks like Mr. “Tag Your Fist In The Camera” Chad Greedy was on hand to likely film Daniel’s sends as well as clean projects for him. As always, I will update you once (if?) the footage is posted somewhere.