1/7/13 – Daniel Woods has made the third ascent of Witness the Fitness (V15) in Arkansas’ Ozark Mountains. Chris Sharma made the first ascent in 2005, calling it one of the hardest routes he’d ever done.
The route goes out a 40-foot horizontal sandstone roof. Numerous holds broke during and immediately following Fred Nicole’s second ascent in 2006, causing many to dismiss it as unclimbable. Woods sized it up with Paul Robinson and Jimmy Webb, and cracked the crux on the first day. On the third day, Woods completed the problem with new beta, calling it a “solid V15.”
Sharma’s first ascent of the route was included in the Big Up Productions’ Dosage III; see the video above.
Date of ascent: 1/6/2013
Source: Big Up Productions