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:
DWoods sent the Grandpa Peabody proj, and we just missed it! Shite! The Process, 8C+…atleast there’s whiskey.
— Maxim Zolotukhin (@SeaOfCzars) January 18, 2015
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.
Last night Daniel Woods took down what he's now calling "The Process". The mega-proj on the Grandpa Peabody boulder has been slayed and our man @krimdogbillionaire was there with a few other videographers to capture the magic for a larger piece for @reelrock @senderfilms and @bigupclimbing First the #DawnWall now the #megaproj What's next!?
put in a couple sessions with @daniel_beall on the project over the last 2 nights. Looks like we are going to resort to night sessions due to the line baking in the sun all day. Getting back into the groove with re learning the moves and building skin to hold onto these painful edges. Psyche is high and now we just need the stars to align for a send. @davidcliffordphotography took this photo while I worked out the final jump move. @thenorthface @sanukfootwear @lasportivana @petzl_official @organicclimbing @gognarly @giddyorganics