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Daniel Woods Flashes V14 in Switzerland

As one of the world's top boulderers, he's amassed an impressive list of flashes and first ascents up to V17

Daniel Woods has announced that he’s flashed Compass North V14 in Switzerland, which was first climbed by Clément Lechaptois and repeated by Aidan Roberts. In September, Woods climbed Insomniac V16 and Foundations Edge V15.

Woods is one of the most accomplished boulderers of all time, with over 20 ascents of V15 or harder problems. In 2021, he climbed the first V17 in America, and only the second ever, with his first ascent of Return of the Sleepwalker.

Other hard problems Woods has climbed include the first ascents of Sleepwalker V16, The Box Therapy V16, Creature from the Black Lagoon V16, The Process V16 and Hypnotized Minds V16. Woods has also pushed grades on roped climbs and in 2019 sent his hardest grade to date with La Capella 5.15b in Spain.

Woods on Lucid Dreaming in 2014