“I think the nerves kick in when you’re about to do 9a+,” says Daniel Woods. “It’s a heavy number.”
Sean “Steezy” Bailey knows that feeling. Roughly three years back, the reticent rope gun and comp crusher sent the world’s penultimate 5.15—Biographie/Realization in Céüse, France—during a week off from his grueling World Cup circuit. Last Spring, Sean was finally able to take a break from the competitions and travel to Oliana, Spain, where he tried the mega line Joe Mama (9a+). Check out this film by Bearcam documenting Sean’s journey to once again find that fleeting feeling of breaking the 9a+ barrier.