Daniel Woods on New V15 Paint it Black


Daniel Woods doing the First Ascent of Paint it Black from chad greedy on Vimeo.

At the end of February, Daniel Woods established what he thinks is a V15 in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. He worked on the problem, now called Paint it Black, for four days in 2011, then finished it quickly this year. He describes the boulder as a 65-degree overhanging prow on a hillside with a potential 20-foot fall into the river. Five moves of near-horizontal climbing contain the crux, which is he said is "two high-tension foot moves to a hard right foot kick" to the right side of the stone. The holds start out slopey and end with tiny crimps.