Daniel Woods, Jimmy Webb, Nalle Hukkataival and Kasia Pietras spent two weeks in Red Rocks in late 2013.
The of the world’s strongest boulderers, Woods, Webb and Hukkataival, recently finished a two and a half week stay at Nevada’s climbing hot-spot. The three climbers wasted no time, all three repeated Meadowlark Lemon, V15. “As far as the grade goes, Paul used a different sequence than we did. We did not try it his way, but it looked difficult. We all have different climbing styles, heights, arm-spans etc., which are what make bouldering an individualistic experience. Jimmy and I figured our method was V14, but Paul’s looked to be V15. This is the unique beauty about climbing. Grades are a cool way to track progression, but they are not the only thing that matter,” said Woods.
The climbers spent the remaining days sending classics such as, Wet Dream V12, Lethal Design V12, Book of Nightmares V11, The Shining Path V12, Americana Exotica V10, A Clockwork Orange V12.
Local climber, Kenny Barker, showed the visiting climbers a potential route. The result was the first ascent of The Nest V15, by Woods and a quick repeat by Webb. Hukkataival had an injured shoulder. Woods said, “I climbed the remaining 10 feet of V1 and was on top of the raddest boulder I have ever climbed. I was in the zone and could not believe what had happened. The Nest V15, was born and I had a great experience.”
For the complete write-up by Woods, visit Evening Seeds.