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Peter Croft amazing new 5.13 in High Sierras

Supertopo.com reports that earlier this month Canadian rock legend (no, not Bryan Adams), Peter Croft has climbed a new 5.13 on the Incedible Hulk, a 1500ft granite monolith in the High Sierra. The route is undoubtedly the hardest in the area and took 5 days of effort with partner Dave Nettle. Croft, who is perhaps best known for his El Cap speed ascents and 5.13 on-sight first ascent of The Shadow at Squamish Chief, reckons this route had some of the hardest climbing that he's ever done on it. "Air Stream" is in a remote location and Croft was worried about getting stormed off if he blew the crux redpoint, which involved desperate face climbing on "non holds". He also commented that the route was definitely harder than Moonlight Buttress (the celebrated 5.13 Zion route, which Croft freed in 1992 with ex-pat Jonnny Woodward). Greg Epperson took some fantastic photos of the climb, check them out at gregepperson.com, and join the discussion on Supertopo.com.


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