Daniel Woods still unstoppable in Rocklands
…and another 8B for Alizée Dufraisse24 August 2018
Again very hard boulders for the US star.
The Rocklands season seems never to end! Daniel Woods has indeed climbed two other very hard problems: Skadoosh 8B + and Black Eagle Sit Start 8C. We talked about the latter one just yesterday in relation to the ascent of Dave Graham who brought this line of Fred Nicole back to life, since it has forgotten over the years because of the different broken holds
Here's how Woods comments on the realization from his Instagram profile:
"Made the 2nd ascent of this perfect font esq power compression bloc which Dave Graham resurrected this season (the other versions of this line have broken over the years). I've tried this line as a stand on and off for a couple years, but for some reason could not figure it out and deemed it impossible for me. Even the way Dave Graham did it was too morpho for my size. In the end I found this heinous heel hook for the left that allowed me to make the large span and control this dope rip off of two gaston edges. It's amazing when everything just works out haha!"
In the meantime, Alizée Dufraisse still climbs hard and again in Rocklands, she sends another 8b, The Wheel of Retardation, which she so comments:
"Hard, crazy kneebaring boulder. It is beautiful and different, I was super sycked on it! It took me around 5 sessions to figure out the moves, very different style, and then two sessions to send. I still have two weeks here and then Switzerland and America."