Another V14 For Daniel Woods Near Estes Park

Another V14 For Daniel Woods Near Estes Park

It was another productive weekend at Nicky’s Boulders near Estes Park for Daniel Woods.  Woods took to his Facebook page to describe what went down:

Yesterday, I was able to complete one of the coolest boulders I have done in a while at the Nicky’s boulders aka Elkland. The line goes out a 35 degree overhanging bulge. There are two near parallel rails leading to a flat hold at the 3/4 point. The style is wide compression moves between the two rails with involved heel hooking and edging. Once you arrive to the flat edge, you then set up for the giant iron cross move out right to a flat sidepull. From here the moves are not so hard, but you have a potential 25 foot fall onto rocks and logs and the rock quality becomes not so good. This just adds in an adrenaline packed topout.

Daniel Woods on Mind to Motion (V14)

Photo:  Dariusz Kuczynski

The new problem is called Mind to Motion and Woods has suggested a grade of V14 for the line.  As seems to be the norm these days for hard boulders put up in Colorado, Woods is sure to credit Dave Graham for the vision to see this line:

Dave Graham brushed it up, then showed me some photos and I was instantly psyched. His eye for bouldering is truly one of the greatest out there and I am priviledged to be able to learn from the master.

This ascent comes not long after Woods made a one day repeat of Graham’s Memory Is Parallax (V14) at Nicky’s Boulders and the FA of Mirror Reality (V14) in RMNP.  ABS Nationals, the Hueco Rock Rodeo and several other trips loom in Woods’ near future so it will be interesting to follow his continued progress.

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18 Responses to Another V14 For Daniel Woods Near Estes Park

  1. andy rose January 31, 2012 at 1:43 pm #

    seems like roots manuva is now the #1 hiphop artist with the highest number of hard boulder problems named after his songs.  this may be a world record. 

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  2. medic January 31, 2012 at 8:33 pm #

    white kids climbing small rocks in beautiful places

    too gangster

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  3. Rjtrials February 1, 2012 at 8:10 am #

    Buck65 had a good run via dave graham boulders in the early 2000’s

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    • Narc February 1, 2012 at 8:11 am #

      Who?

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      • Aaron Schneider February 1, 2012 at 8:25 am #

        Knock Knock!  Who’s there?  Owl’s go.  ‘Owl’s go who?’  Yes, Owl’s go who who!

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  4. Dave February 1, 2012 at 11:40 am #

    The whole White Gangster Climber movement provides enduring humor.

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  5. Narc February 1, 2012 at 5:01 pm #

    I guess the takeaway from this post is that I am rather out of step with what the cool kids are listening to these days

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  6. Justin Roth February 2, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

    i don’t know if it’s cool, but i like gotye

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  7. Md jaan February 16, 2012 at 12:00 am #

    This is one of the best and the extreme sport hobby or a profession this will  excite you like any other.

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