has made the 6th ascent of Sonnie Trotter
's Cobra crack
, 8c-ish, at Squamish, made famous by Peter Mortimer's
First Ascent, in which we get to follow Didier Berthod's, as it turned out, fruitless, attempts to make the FA.
I've tried to decipher Yuji's blog, but I don't understand that much. It seems he succeeded on his 5th day of working it though. I don't know whether this was his first round of working it however. Since the FA, new beta for the crux has been found, by Nico Favresse I believe, making it slightly easier.
FA: Sonnie Trotter
2nd: Nicholas Favresse
3rd: Ethan Pringle
4th: Matt segal
5th: Will Stanhope
6th: Yuji Hirayama
Also worth mentioning is Yuji's onsight of Dinosaur highway, 8b+, at Horne lake, Vancouver Island (thanks for bringing that to my attention Ryan Olson!).
Photo: Yuji Hirayama climbing the Cobra crack
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