Sonnie Trotter Climbs Another World's Hardest Trad Route

On August 20th, Canadian climber Sonnie Trotter, first ascensionist of Cobra Crack at Squamish, a contender for the world's hardest single-pitch trad route alongside Dave MacLeod's Rhapsody at Dumbarton Rock, Scotland, has climbed another hard route at Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada, that may turn out to be the new contender for the world's hardest single-pitch trad route.

The route is 45 meters long, with 60-80 foot fall potential. Although Trotter says it's, " Solid 5.14 and very runout, but not dangerous, no x factor."

Significantly he also says that, "After climbing Cobra Crack last year, and trying the E11 route Rhapsody in Scotland in May I can confidently call this new line one of the world's hardest and best traditional lines.

All the gear was placed on the lead. "I can now relax and take my rock guiding exam with peace of mind."

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