“I felt in beast mode going back out there,” says Daniel Woods, a 29-year-old professional climber from Longmont, Colorado. Woods was referring to his new problem Box Therapy (V16), at Box Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park, a line he completed on October 29 after hiking an estimated 91 miles total to unlock its 18 powerful, crimpy moves.
I think in total I must have tried it for like six or seven weeks, probably 30 days climbing on it. Maybe four times a day, so easily over 100 tries. It’s really hard to tell. I think Chris and Jernej agreed on something around 9a+ [5.15a]. It’s hard to separate the difficulty of the route from how hard it is to try. I guess I’d call it 9a+, but I don’t know… it’s so much easier to work a 9a+ on a rope.