Steph Davis Climbs Beautiful Ungraded Moab Crack

On April 6, Steph Davis made the first female ascent and third ascent of Concepcion (ungraded, 220') in Day Canyon, near Moab, Utah. Established in 2003 by Davis's husband, Dean Potter, Concepcion was the first free ascent and link-up of the two-pitch aid route Acromaniac (5.10 A0). Concepcion received its second ascent earlier this year by Alex Honnold (who recently free solo of Zion's Moonlight Buttress).

Davis described Concepcion as "definitely one of the most striking splitter cracks I've seen." She added that it was her most technically demanding project ever—the crack is off-size for her in both the finger and offwidth sections.

Full report and photos at the Alpinist Website.

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