Daniel Woods on Hypnotized Minds (V15)

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Daniel Woods climbs Hypnotized Minds (V15) in Rocky Mountain National Park, which he put up in October 2010. The problem starts on the Veritas sitstart and trends right. The first crux involves a large move off a left-hand, full-pad crimp to a quarter-pad sloping edge—"It was my full expansion," Daniel says. "For me, that was a very difficult move to stick." The next crux "revolves around this four-finger mini-pinch. This hold basically makes the problem," he says. "It's a pretty good hold but the move itself is very long, so being able to have enough energy to stick it from the go was probably the most difficult part of the rock climb."