Daniel Woods on The Wheel of Wolvo, ~8C, Lincoln Lake, Mt Evans, CO
Björn Pohl - UKC, Sep 2013
© Daniel Woods' Instagram
Courtney Sanders writes on facebook Daniel Woods has made the first ascent of The Ice knife sds at Guanella Pass, Colorado.
The Ice knife was put up Dave Graham two years ago as an 8C, but now it seems to have settled around "hard 8B+" or so.
So so so so excited for Daniel! Today he sent his hardest boulder to date! Ice knife sit start. So admirable how many days you can drive 2 hrs and sit under the same boulder and fall on almost every move.
It seems he needed 13 days of effort.
Speaking of hardest boulders, I actually asked Daniel about that back in January. Now, he has admittedly done one or two problems since, but at the time the top five looked like this:
1. La Force Tranquille, 8C, Magic Wood
An educated guess says Hydrangea, Delirium and perhaps The bridge of ashes have probably made it onto the list by now as, of course, The Ice knife sds.
Here is a video of Daniel Woods and Paul Robinson making the 2nd and 3rd ascents of the original problem.