Alaska Highway, free solo, TR

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bmacd

Trad climber
100% Canadian
Dec 17, 2012 - 12:58pm PT
respect ...
bergbryce

Mountain climber
California
Dec 17, 2012 - 01:21pm PT
Like.
Palms sweating.
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Dec 17, 2012 - 01:27pm PT
The second pitch is a textbook example of the benefit of Jerry Lewis footwork and Wormdrive body positioning, techniques I've long employed in conjunction with what Croft described as "baffling footwork". I originally graded the second pitch 10d/11a. Goes to show how off the mark gradings can be.

There was a brief period in time when I'd been doing a lot of third classing and feeling relatively fit that I speculated about climbing the Highway unroped. The climbing seemed reasonable enough but I just couldn't wrap my head around the unroped part.

Steve turned all our heads when he pulled that one off!
Alex blew my mind when he did the whole Northern Lights combo, Sick!
Will's solo of the Highway seemed only natural....for him.

Nice work Steve!
Rite of passage?
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 17, 2012 - 01:45pm PT
hey there say, roadie...

thanks for the neat write-up share, :)

god bless... :)
cultureshock

Trad climber
Mountain View
Aug 23, 2013 - 10:59am PT
Some photos (from the interwebz):






Great Writing!

NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Aug 23, 2013 - 01:39pm PT
Packs a punch for sure. Primal.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jan 29, 2014 - 08:50am PT
bump
MisterE

climber
Jan 29, 2014 - 09:30am PT
Wow! Powerful writing! Thanks for bumping this Roy.

I have felt that ghost-hand when I thought I was a goner.

Reading that part brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for the reminder.
Roadie

Trad climber
Bishop, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 20, 2014 - 10:02pm PT
great piece of writing. Life is difficult and beautiful.

Oh, Younghe just wrote that on my account. Didn't mean to blow my own horn.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Feb 21, 2014 - 01:40am PT
Thanks for the added words Perry & for the photos Luke.

Really rounds out this awesome thread. Even better the second time.

Can't wait to get on this route, only dif is that I hope to have at least a dozen cams & a cord lol.
Cozgrove

Gym climber
Calabashole
Feb 21, 2014 - 11:23am PT
Bummer bump
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