Thursday, June 16, 2011

He Soloed The Route That Led To The Creation Of Cams

Alex Honnold just soloed a route Yosemite first climbed by the inventor of the first cams.

The Phoenix is considered to be the first 5.13 in the world and was first free climbed by Ray Jardine in 1977.  It is rumored that the difficult climbing of The Phoenix led him to develop a piece of protection that could be placed quickly on lead.  Jardine designed and created the modern camming device in the form of 'Friends'.”

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