Woods Gets Wild in Switzerland

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4/41/11 - There might be a new post every day regarding another Daniel Woods ascent in Switzerland. On April 20, when America was celebrating an alternative holiday, he was busy in Magic Wood achieving the second ascent of Australian Chris Webb Parson's Believe in Two, for which he's proposing V14. Webb Parsons established this problem in October 2010, which starts on Steppenwolf (V12/13) and trends right, suggesting V15. "I'm sure the grade of this boulder will stand the test of time, and I do believe it to be one of the hardest problems in the forest to date," he said about his ascent. Woods says the "climbing style just fit me on this one, regardless of how hard."

4/20/11 - Daniel Woods has made another third ascent, this time of Paul Robinson's Ill Trill. Robinson suggested V15 for the problem, but Woods thinks V14 is more accurate, saying, "It felt like an 8A [V11] intro into an 8A+ [V12] stand... One of the best movement climbs I have done in a while. Spent 2 days this year on the line and one a few years ago."

Brit Micky Page reportedly did the second ascent of Ill Trill sometime last week. Page has climbed other notably difficult problems, such as the likely fourth ascent of From Dirt Grows the Flowers (V15).

4/19/11 - Daniel Woods has made the third ascent of Chris Sharma's 2004 Practice of the Wild (V15) in Magic Wood, Switzerland. Ty Landman repeated the problem in 2008.

Woods arrived in Europe at the beginning of April. He and fiancée Courtney Sanders may climb in the Bouldering World Cups in Slovenia and Austria in May.

Below, a video of Landman on Practice.

Tyler Landman climbs Practice of the Wild - Font 8C from UKClimbing.com TV on Vimeo.

Date of ascents: April 2011

Source: 8a.nu