Daniel Woods new 8C

Posted on 22. Oct, 2010 by in News

Daniel Woods has climbed the FA of the longstanding “Bear Toss” project, which starts on Veritas Sit and heads right, and then straight up the beautiful black wall. He is calling it Hypnotized Minds V15. A few intro moves (which are certainly not easy) lead to a big lockoff to a terribly thin left hand pinch. The first hard move is off this pinch to a sloping gaston. The next move, which is perhaps the crux, is a huge lock-off to an edge. This is followed by a committing jump to the lip. A stellar problem and one which Daniel says is “the second hardest problem in the state.” Well done! Veritas is right off the Bear Lake Road in RMNP.

The short list of the hardest problems in CO looks like this:

The Game V16, Boulder Canyon, unrepeated FA Daniel Woods
Hypnotized Minds V15, RMNP, unrepeated FA Daniel Woods
Warrior Up V15, Mt. Evans, repeated by David Graham FA Daniel Woods

15 Responses to “Daniel Woods new 8C”

  1. shamwow

    22. Oct, 2010

    Good news to hear, and congrats to Daniel!
    However, if for a second I were to play devil’s advocate, I would be tempted to mention that on that short list used to be Jade, another hard Woods’ FA. Since that boulder has been downgraded by the consensus, aren’t the grades of these “new” test-pieces suspect? Personally, I really have no idea- I’ve never seen Daniel climb in person, never seen the boulders, and I certainly don’t have experience with V15+ boulders, I just wonder about our fascination with the higher, more abstract grades. Is acceptance based on Woods’ authority, or, as it sounds at least a little in the post, is there an objective base as well with hold size and movement type? I am not trying to question or criticize you guys at all, just trying to better understand this “pseudo-scientific” method our wacky sport has employed to determine difficulty. And perhaps I’m just taking this too seriously, hope you have a good weekend : )

  2. B3

    22. Oct, 2010

    Well, just like always these problems need to get climbed on by other climbers, and people will determine the grade. Acceptance is based on
    A) Daniel’s ability. I have climbed with Daniel for years and am still blown away by has raw power.
    B) Daniel’s track record for repeating the hardest problems around the world, often very quickly.
    C) Dave’s attempts at the problem. I think Dave has done most of the moves.

    Grading is opinion based so in the end it simply comes down to how it feels to them and what they say.

  3. campusman

    22. Oct, 2010

    Basically don’t question Daniels authority, he is one of the best.
    I say one of the best because nobody can be the best in all destinations. Even I have been proved to be wrong about being the best in Grand Ledge on certain days. Who is the best is not what matters, what matters overall is you who sends what.

    Its like God really, if you sit and question the authority you wont experience anything until you practice the authority.

    Pray more. Get more.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z19zFlPah-o
    this video reminds me of you Jamie

  4. campusmang

    22. Oct, 2010

    The best climber is the one having the most fun & I need a rest day! :-)

    Thats an awesome name, Hypnotized Minds

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkkneMvmJ_s&feature=related

  5. Adam M

    22. Oct, 2010

    Damn Woods. Nice work. Hard as balls that is.

    I hope he attempted to contact the person who first gave it “The Bear Project” name or whoever was working/cleaning it to see if it was okay that he renamed it… Didn’t someone do the standstart a long time ago? What’s up with that D-woods? 😉

  6. Scott

    23. Oct, 2010

  7. B3

    23. Oct, 2010

    @scott, I was thinking this was to be my next post, it needs an update huh?

  8. Scott

    23. Oct, 2010

    Definitely. There’s probably twice the V14s and V15s and a V16 to add. It’d be cool to see the old one versus the new one as well showing the difference + time between.

  9. Danny B

    24. Oct, 2010

    Where could i find this new problem off bear lake road… land marks of turnoffs near by?

  10. Captoss

    24. Oct, 2010

    I feel a bar graph or pie chart would have been more appropriate than a line graph to demonstrate the amount of difficult boulders in Colorado

  11. jimmy

    24. Oct, 2010

    pie charts are terrible.

  12. […] Minds sits right off the road to the Bear Lake parking lot on the rather popular Veritas boulder.  In his report about Woods’ ascent Jamie Emerson describes the problem like this: A few intro moves (which are certainly not easy) […]

  13. c.cardwell

    26. Oct, 2010

    Good effort. That thing is the real deal. Can’t believe he climbed that.

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  15. […] Daniel Woods has climbed the FA of the longstanding “Bear Toss” project, which starts on Veritas Sit and heads right, and then straight up the beautiful black wall. He is calling it Hypnotized Minds V15. A few intro moves (which are certainly not easy) lead to a big lockoff to a terribly thin left hand pinch. The first hard move is off this pinch to a sloping gaston. The next move, which is perhaps the crux, is a huge lock-off to an edge. This is followed by a committing jump to the lip. A stellar problem and one which Daniel says is “the second hardest problem in the state.” Well done! Veritas is right off the Bear Lake Road in RMNP. Courtesy of B3bouldering.com […]

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