Daniel Woods, after falling on the last moves over and over again, sent Papichulo (5.15a) in Oliana, Spain yesterday.
The Chris Sharma test-piece is Woods’ fourth ascent of the grade, according to 8a.nu,
“[Papichulo] is the most resistant route I have climbed on,” Woods posted on Facebook. “50 meters, limited rests, perfect rock, sketchy slab outro
... Has everything.”
Jonathan Siegrist, who sent Papichulo this November, described it as: “One of the most pumpy routes I’ve ever climbed,” in an interview with Rock and Ice.
Woods spent several weeks projecting Papichulo on his trip to Spain, while also trying other classics in the area and in Margalef.
The day before he clipped the chains of Papichulo, Woods ticked off the “brutal” pockety climb Victimas Perez (9a/5.14d) in Margalef,
for what he thinks is the fourth ascent of the route.
Stay tuned for video footage.
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