Monday, July 26, 2010

A Headline You Don’t See Much

The Squamish Butt (North Face Variation) 5.9

It’s typical to see headlines about a new 5.13 or harder climb. This is a headline you don’t see much:

Trotter and Moon Climb Chief’s Easiest Route.”

“As one  of Canada’s best rock climbers, Sonnie Trotter’s name is usually associated with cutting edge first  ascents like the unrepeated Forever Expired 5.14d and Cobra Crack 5.14 but with the addition of his new moderate route on the Chief, that’s all about to change. After 70 hours of hard work, Trotter unveiled his new route The Squamish Butt (North Face Variation)  5.9, a climb…”

This is the rock face they’re talking about; “The Chief" in Squamish.

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