Hayden Kennedy Climbs Indian Creek Project

by Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor Mar/2012
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Hayden Kennedy, who recently made the first bolt free ascent of the Compressor Route on Cerro Torre, has now climbed what could be Indian Creek's hardest route with his first ascent of the Kansas City Special Project at the 4x4 crag.

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Nick Martino trying what was to become Carbondale Short Bus
UKC News, Mar 2012
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The route had previously been attempted by Nick Martino, who can be seen coming very close to a successful ascent in the below video.

Hayden Kennedy took a few days to work the moves on the route before making a successful redpoint. It is thought the route weighs in at 5.14- or around F8b+ and has called the route Carbondale Short Bus.

Indian Creek is a popular and well known sandstone crack climbing area in Southeast Utah, USA.

VIDEO: Nick Martino Attempting Carbondale Short Bus

Source: Climbing.com


Hayden Kennedy is sponsored by Patagonia

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