Daniel Woods’ Second Lucid Dreaming Ascent

Daniel Woods completed the second ascent of Lucid Dreaming (V15), after dark on Tuesday, January 28. The problem is set on Grandpa Peabody Boulder in the Buttermilks of Bishop, California. The crux of the problem requires a dyno, launching from a small, left-hand pinch, according to the Bishop Bouldering Blog, who reported Paul Robinson establishing the line in March of 2010.

“Last night was a surreal moment for me. It was pitch black out with a couple lights shining to light up the golden pathway of Paul Robinson’s Lucid Dreaming,” Woods posted on his Instagram feed. “The humidity and cold combination was just right to be able to stick to the glassy, non-existent holds. I had a nervous feeling in my stomach about what was going to happen if I got through the crux section and had to commit to the final 30 foot slab section in the dark…”

Woods first attempted the problem last March without success, but posted that this time around, every move felt perfect. He wore a headlamp to help him through the slab section in the dark.

Richard Tyler Gross photographed the ascent and Kyle Berkompas captured it on video. Uncut video footage will soon be released, according to Woods’ Instagram, but nearly one month later, the footage has yet to go public. While we wait, check out the video above of Woods in La Sportiva’s Athlete Spotlight.

Photo courtesy of Daniel Woods’ Instagram

Abigail Wise

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