Daniel Woods repeats La Capella, 9b

Daniel Woods, 102 kb
Daniel Woods
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Daniel Woods has repeated Adam Ondra's La Capella, 9b, at Siurana, Spain. This was the 3rd ascent after Ondra (2011) and Stefano Ghisolfi, who did it in January this year.

From Daniel's Instagram: And on the 5th day La Capella 9b (15b) goes down ✔️... who would of thought my first 9b would be a bouldery one 😂

La Capalla is a relatively short route, only ~15m, but it it really packs a punch with two back to back ~8A+/B boulder sections which, according to Stefano could be compated two one long ~8C problem, so yes, it's not that surprising it would be Daniel's first of the grade.

He now has almost three months left in Spain, so there is a chance he'll get up a couple of more routes while he's there.

Daniel Woods is sponsored by: Friction Labs, Gnarly nutrition, La Sportiva, Organic climbing, Petzl, Sanuk and The North Face

Forums (7 comments)

What does ukclimbing's in-house style say about direct quotes from social media? Should you still transcribe the text exactly as found in the source text, and note obvious errors with sic? My vote would be for...
Nalle possibly already has the trad tick, given that Silbergeier is definitely not "sport climbing". His endurance training for it, as he explained in a podcast interview with (iirc) Björn Pohl, was two to three...
  Good call, and Rouhling's 'Akira' is an identical route in that sense. Howabout, if Nalle did a bit of sport and trad, I reckon he would easily be the only climber to claim 9th grade for boulder, lead and trad. Now...

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