Productive Week For Daniel Woods

Productive Week For Daniel Woods

After spending the past several months jetting around the world climbing in place like Borneo, South Africa and Norway, Daniel Woods is back in the U.S.

Two weekends ago he visited Wyoming, spending Saturday at the Wild Iris attempting BJ Tilden’s unrepeated route Moonshine (5.14d), Sunday doing the FA of a V11 at Devil’s Kitchen in someone else’s shoes because he was resting and Monday he returned to the Iris to quickly take down the 2nd ascent of Moonshine.  You can see some footage of him working that route here.

On Tuesday he drove home to Colorado where he did the first ascent of White Noise at Wild Basin in RMNP.  This proposed V15 adds a traversing V14 into a V10 finish.  Since Woods seems to have forgotten he has a blog, or he simply prefers Facebook, he took to his facebook page to talk about this problem:

I am calling the project White Noise. The holds are comfortable and the movement is some of the best I have done. It is the purest traverse I have seen meaning you cannot climb up at any point.

 Daniel Woods on White Noise

Photo by Chad Greedy from Woods’ Facebook page

After a few days of rest, Woods returned this past weekend to Wyoming where he proceeded to have an incredible day at the Wild Iris, flashing Rodeo Free Europe (5.14a) and sending Throwin The Houlihan (5.14a, second try), Throwin The Houlian (low) (5.14b) and Genetic Drifter (5.14c) according to his 8a scorecard.  My fingers hurt just thinking about this…

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7 Responses to Productive Week For Daniel Woods

  1. coach September 24, 2012 at 8:40 am #

    It seems like there are conflicting reports as to whether or not the low start to Throwin the Houlihan is an FA or not. 8a had a story saying it was an FA, but seems to have updated it saying it was the second ascent after Chris Sharma circa 1998. The lack of a cited source in that article makes it hard to verify though.

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  2. keu September 24, 2012 at 2:50 pm #

    I think this is about the 12th time Woods has forgotten he has a blog, beginning with woodsfamilyclimbs.com. Wish he’d either do one or stop starting new ones.

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  3. Dan September 24, 2012 at 3:14 pm #

    I’ve been very impressed by D Woods lately. He seems to be climbing just about everything he puts his mind to.

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    • dd September 25, 2012 at 5:08 am #

      i agree, its really cool hes stepped outside of his bouldering box and shown how well rounded he is

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  4. Eric September 25, 2012 at 5:59 pm #

    I suppose this will make his ego even more well rounded.

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  5. Jemerson September 26, 2012 at 12:06 am #

    Daniel also climbed the FA of Never Cry Wolf V13, one of the best problems in the country at Devil’s Kitchen. I shot video of the ascent and it will be up on the Island.io as soon as DG gets it edited.

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  6. TylerB September 26, 2012 at 10:38 pm #

    When is Daniel Woods ever NOT have a productive week?

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