New V14 In RMNP By Daniel Woods

B3Bouldering has the lowdown on Mirror Reality, a new V14 established by Daniel Woods in RMNP, CO:

There are only a handful of boulders in the area, but this relatively short problem is one of the best. The first move is a difficult one, perhaps the crux, and it is followed by small flat edges which culminate in a difficult dyno to the lip of the boulder and a tenuous and subtle top out.

Update –  More from Woods on the new line:

The nature of the rock is glassy with large chunks of crystal seamed together, creating just enough friction to hold on. The beginning is steep (45 degree angle), but as soon as you reach the lip, the angle changes to a bulged out slab.
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You begin with a 4 move V12 which crux revolves around a low percentage first move. The theme of the problem begins (most of the time concludes) at the half way point of the boulder. Here you take a flat full pad edge with your right hand and a flat half pad edge with your left, place your right toe on a needle tip piece of crystal, and jump blindly over the bulge to a glassy sloper with your left hand. This one move in itself is around V11 and is tough to stick from this point, let alone from the beginning.
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The exit is a 4 move V9/10 with a hard right foot rock over to the finishing edge. At this point you are relieved and can walk off to the right.

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