Powered by beta and belay from Adam Ondra, Daniel Woods managed to flash Jonathan Siegrist's Pure imagination, 8c+, at the Chocolate factory, Red River Gorge, Kentucky.
Daniel agrees with Adam's suggested downgrade from 9a to 8c+, but this still makes him only the 4th person ever to onsight or flash this grade after Patxi Usobiaga, Adam Ondra and Ramon Julian Puigblanque.
Woods and CÚdric Lachat have also made the third and fourth ascents of Adam Taylor's Southern smoke direct at Bob Marley, again agreeing 9a is more appropriate for this one than 9a+.
Marginal conditions in the mountains this winter have led to uncertainty and difficult decision-making when planning journeys... Read more
After a month or so back home in Italy, Laura Rogora is already back in Spain where she has climbed her second 9a with Joe-Cita,... Read more
Tonight's Friday Night Video is a half-hour feature film starring top Swiss climbers Cedric Lachat and Nina Caprez. In... Read more
Daniel Woods has fiinally climbed through his mental barrier and made the first ascent of The Creature from the black lagoon,... Read more