Daniel Woods Completes The Process

After a prolonged battle Daniel Woods has done the first ascent of the big “Mega proj” on the massive Grandpa Peabody boulder at the Buttermilks in Bishop, CA. My sometimes broadcast partner Max Zolotukhin was in the area when the send went down:

The Process is now a complete line that continues beyond the finish of the existing problem Blood Meridian (V13) to add a V14 crux and a V10 lip encounter that occurs quite a long way from the ground.  No word from Woods on the grade just yet, but the internet is pretty sure this problem is V16 so it will be interesting to see what he has to say about it.

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10 Responses to Daniel Woods Completes The Process

  1. zach miller January 18, 2015 at 4:05 pm #

    I hope Dan Beall sends too!

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  2. InternetClimbingSpeculator January 20, 2015 at 4:16 am #

    Is there anything this guy cant send? With regards to “next level” projects… what are they? I remember the so called Invisible Man project from Hueco, and another that “9A” thing in Europe associated with Dave Graham. Are there any other well known ones that I’m forgetting?

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    • JMB January 20, 2015 at 9:57 am #

      A few of them:

      -the Sisu Project in Finland (Nalle)
      -Foundation’s Edge sit-start (Dave Graham)
      -sit start to The Island in Font

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      • James January 20, 2015 at 10:29 am #

        Is The Island even climbable from the beginning? Has anyone tried it?

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        • pipo January 20, 2015 at 3:46 pm #

          The Island from the beginning is The Big Island, I don’t think the sit start to The Big Island has been done yet.

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          • James January 20, 2015 at 6:15 pm #

            The Big Island is from the middle of the boulder, The Island is two moves in. I was asking if it’s climbable from a sit start.

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        • JMB January 21, 2015 at 10:43 am #

          There’s a comment about it from Nalle somewhere, I believe he said “8C+ for sure” or something along those lines.

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          • Chris Schulte January 23, 2015 at 3:38 pm #

            The moves of the Big Island sit start have all gone, it is proposed to be 8b/+ to the start of the Big Island, which is the standing start, from the ground, on an obvious rail. The Island starts squatting on the boulder behind the problem, with a toe-hook in place and one hand high, one low.

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  3. Jeff List January 22, 2015 at 11:24 am #

    Can we footage somewhere?

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    • Narc January 22, 2015 at 11:53 am #

      Sparkshop was filming, so expect to see something about it at some point

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