The 2014 Hueco Rock Rodeo was a success, new routes were climbed and hard repeats went down. Canada’s Sean McColl placed third.

The 21st Annual Hueco Rock Rodeo had its highest turnout to date, with 175 competitors from all over the globe. The scoring works as such: the top six hardest problems climbed while a judge is watching goes on the score card. Daniel Woods, who is on a sending-streak, took top place climbing a V14, two V13s, two V12s and a V11, an impressive few hours. Woods’ climbing partner Jimmy Webb came in second and Canadian Sean McColl placed third. For the women, German Julie Wurm won the contest, Britain’s Mina Leslie-Wujastyk placed second and Nina Willams took third.

The long line to the Rodeo  Photo Mike Doyle

The long line to the Rodeo Photo Mike Doyle

Sean McColl on Full Monty, V12  Photo McColl's Blog

Sean McColl on Full Monty, V12 Photo McColl’s Blog

McColl on Focus, V10  Photo McColl's Blog

McColl on Focus, V10 Photo McColl’s Blog

Mina Leslie-Wujastyk on Power of Silence, V10  Photo David Mason

Mina Leslie-Wujastyk on Power of Silence, V10 Photo David Mason

A side-note to the chaos of the Rodeo was an impressive first ascent by Paul Robinson, The Gallows is a V14 and the new low-start to Nalle Hukkataival’s Machinist, V13.

McColl recently reported that he climbed a new V12 late December, on a trip to Hueco. His new route is called Sunny Side Up, watch the video below, congrats Sean!

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Sources: Sean McColl, Mina Leslie-Wujastyk, Rock and Ice


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