Woods Tackles "World's Toughest Boulder Problem"

Feb 12, 2010
Outside Magazine

Daniel Woods has just completed an ascent of what he calls "The Game" in Boulder Canyon, a V16 climb, which The North Face said could be the most difficult boulder problem in the world. Others have been trying to conquer The Game for about a decade, and Woods is the first one to complete all eight moves involved. "I worked on it at least 17 days over two years," he said. The victory didn't come easy--he fell during the middle moves when he ripped a key hold, leaving him shaken and bleeding. But he got back up and managed to top out. Footage of Woods on The Game is in the video below and will be featured as part of the Reel Rock film tour this year.

The Game, World's Hardest Boulder Problem? from Cedar Wright on Vimeo.

--Aileen Torres 

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