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Daniel Woods Sends His First 5.15b

Daniel Woods has climbed La Capella 5.15b in Siurana, Spain, after less than a week of trying.

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The hard test-piece was first climbed by Adam Ondra in 2011 and repeated this year by Stefano Ghisolfi.

Woods wrote on Facebook, “A savage boulder style route established by Ondra and recently repeated by Ghisolfi.

“The climb is broken into three boulder problems with no rest. An intro five-move 8A+ (V12), straight to a seven move 8A+/B (V12/13), straight to a five-move 7c (V9).

“After this you get a victory 7b (5.12b) to the anchor. All natural and amazing movement with some of the coolest grips I’ve grabbed onto.”

Woods recently posted about how 2017 was a bad year after a divorce and DUI. “I grew further from my true identity and let the film of black cover my eyes,” said Woods.

” I did not feel love anymore, just resentment and hate. Confused with how to get out of this state of mind I began to worry if this feeling was forever. It wasn’t though, I just had to start with feeling love from within again.”

Woods said he has over two months left in Spain to climb more hard routes.

He is one of America’s most accomplished rock climbers with three first ascents of V16 boulders, he’s wont the USA National Championships nine time and won first place at the Vail World Cup in 2010.