Woods Goes on the Warpath


3/24/11 - Daniel Woods has repeated James Litz's Warpath (V14/15?) in Castle Rock, Idaho. Litz established the problem in 2007, and it hasn't seen another ascent until now.

Woods took two days to climb the problem, reporting he has "always wanted to try this problem. Props to Litz for establishing this sick roof. Pure resistance climbing."

Before Litz's FA, the project was referred to only as the "V15 project," being compared to Hueco Tanks' Esperanza. Momentumvm2.com describes the 30-move problem: "The problem starts with a V11 section of slapping small edges. It then moves into a traversing problem that is very reminiscent of Esperanza. Incredible amounts of body tension and finger strength are critical for this section. And the problem doesn't end there. It then goes directly into a three move V10 section involving a low-percentage deadpoint to a small, irregular edge, followed by a sketchy V8 on a shallow layback feature."

Date of ascent: March 18, 2011

Sources: b3bouldering.com, 8a.nu, momentumvm2.com