Kaizen | 8B+ Boulder problem at Woodwell


🚫 This is currently unclimbable. Typically this is because the climb existed in some state but then changed significantly (e.g. by losing holds) and is now considered a different climb.

The footblock fell off so the climb is significantly altered from it's original state.

Contributors: remus

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John Gaskins
Added at 11:07 on 05 July 2022
John Gaskins
Added at 18:02 on 23 February 2024


2 recorded ascents.

Climber Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
John Gaskins Boulder | worked 2001
First ascent.

Three of us attempted to remove the block from below what is now Kaizen, by using a winching system rigged from the large trees near the fence – a procedure abandoned when the trees started moving, whereas the block showed no intention of doing likewise. [3]


[1] On The Edge issue 120, page 49

[2] On The Edge, Issue 113

[3] https://www.lakesbloc.com/2023/06/29/20-years-of-lakesbloc-com/

Sam Davenhall Boulder | worked Jun 2009

Sam initially climbed a slightly different problem at about 8A+ before climbing the original line.


[1] https://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,10607.msg204558.html#msg204558

[2] https://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,10607.msg204840.html#msg204840

Samuel rang us last night n wanted me to clear this up a bit. In his words he did Kaizen the Gay way, about Fnt8a+. Nodder the original went off a block at the bottom that has now gone. So this alternate way is a damn site easier. Originally you had a foot lock of the block to get into the roof and then you were basically cutting loose hanging the crimps in the roof and slammin your foot on the ramp. The 'Gay Way' means you are essentially established with feet on ramp already.

[3] https://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,10607.msg223263.html#msg223263