Daniel Woods resolves his Box Therapy 8C+ in Rocky Mountains
American climber Daniel Woods has made the first ascent of Box Therapy, an 8C+ boulder problem in the Rocky Mountain National Park, USA.
Making the most of what must certainly have been the last day of good conditions prior to the onset of winter, American boulderer Daniel Woods managed to make the first ascent his project at Box Lake in the Rocky Mountain National Park, USA.
The 18-move problem takes a rightwards trending line though a 50° roof, past "micro holds that make your pulleys feel like they are gonna pop after every attempt." Woods waited for a 1 week snowstorm to end, then cleaned snow and ice off the bloc prior to success. Graded 8C+, Box Therapy checks in as one of the most difficult problems in the world.
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maybe I dont have to wait till june afterall. decided to go back up and clean the ice and snow off the bloc for one last shot. was shocked that so much snow had melted in just a two day period. I did the line from a move in to the lip of the overhang (all the hard moves), but the headwall remained damp. monday will give it hell . here is a lil edit @james_lucas put together. some savage edge moves on steep terrain.