Peter Beal caught up with Daniel Woods to do an interview for Beal’s upcoming book‘s website in which they spend most of the time discussing Woods’ thoughts on the bouldering World Cups and how Americans could be more successful. They also talk about Woods’ plans for the rest of the year, his desire to focus more on sport climbing in the future (after climbing well over 100 V13s or harder he’s getting a bored with bouldering) and the future of hard climbing:
I think the future in bouldering is hard to tell. It will probably be in power-resistance boulder problems, connecting two V14s or V15s to reach the next level. It’s going to be very hard to find something that is just one or two pure hard power moves to create something that is V16. Sport climbing has so much potential. We’ll see multiple V13s put together on a rope and Adam Ondra will be the guy to do that and I think some boulderers like Paul Robinson will want to try that as well.
Read the full interview here