Return of the Sleepwalker | 9A Boulder problem

The low start to Sleepwalker adds an 8A+ directly in to the stand.


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Daniel Woods
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Added at 07:04 on 03 April 2021
Daniel Woods
Added at 16:06 on 21 June 2021

Ascents

1 recorded ascents.

Climber Style FA Ascent Date
Daniel Woods Boulder (Worked) 30 Mar 2021

The final 16 days of my trip I put myself in complete isolation in the desert and camped. Every night I just watched video footage of myself on the line to stay psyched. I started talking to myself a lot as if someone was there with me haha. The final week the climb was starting to feel more stressful than fun. I’d wake up every morning with butterflies in my stomach, anxious to know if I could get one more move further or not. Waiting for the point where I was gonna see regression and then that was it for my motivation. But each day I told myself to go one move further... every day was just a training day to get fitter. 2 days before I sent I stuck the final move and fell kicking my toe hook up into the final end jug. I knew then that I had sent... but didn’t. I also knew I had one more good day left before conditions were too hot to do it. I put everything in on that final day and sent. Sent alone (got iPhone footy of the send). It was a powerful feeling doing it alone. My friend Jon Glassberg walked up as I was preparing for the final slab and filmed me topping out. Was a fuckin dope experience that I will take with me into the next projects. [1]

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoEeHwd5GTs

[1] https://www.8a.nu/news/woods-explains-his-successful-9a-insanity-f7jh0