After doing the original earlier this year, Daniel Woods has done a low start to Dave Graham’s The Ice Knife (Once V15, now seems to be V14) at Guanella Pass, CO to yield what he considers to be his hardest problem yet:
Every attempt was a gamble and I had to just give it my all. For most of my ascents, I can pin point when I am going to send. This one was not the case. I just convinced myself that one day would be the “lucky” day and I would never have to go back again.
Woods spent some 13 days working the problem before succeeding which, when you think about it, is really not that long in the grand scheme of things. Imagine what he could do if he had to spend multiple years to complete a project. Can a boulder problem that hard even exist?