Beau Kahler was on the scene in Guanella Pass, CO yesterday as Daniel Woods and Paul Robinson did the 2nd and 3rd ascents respectively of Dave Graham’s The Ice Knife (V15). Graham put up the problem back in 2011 calling it one of the most challenging problems he had done in some time. The problem hadn’t seen much effort in the intervening years, but once Woods and Robinson set to work it didn’t take long before quick progress was made toward seeing a repeat or two. There is mention of a sit start being possible so this probably isn’t the last we’ve heard of this boulder.
Woods was fresh off doing the FA of a new problem called The Purge in Tickland Elkland outside Estes Park, CO. On his 8a scorecard he calls this proposed V14 “the full package line” and notes that he had to climb on it at night to get better conditions.
Update: More on the day at Paul’s blog