The Prophet on El Capitan for Sonnie Trotterby Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor Nov/2011
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Sonnie Trotter repeats The Prophet
Trotter was climbing with fellow Canadian Will Stanhope, who managed the whole route except the infamous 'A1 Beauty' pitch, for which he has vowed to return.
The pair initially attempted the route ground up, and completed much of the route in this style. They eventually abseiled in to inspect some of the upper pitches.
Trotter and Stanhope then climbed the route in a continuous push over 3 days, completing the final pitches after the 'A1 Beauty' by headtorch.
Trotter is no stranger to hard and dangerous climbing, having completed many hard trad test-pieces the world over, including an extended stay in Scotland to climb Dave MacLeod's Dumbarton line Rhapsody (E11).
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