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3rd ascent of The Path

Matt Wilder has made the 3rd ascent, after Sonnie Trotter and Ethan Pringle, of The Path, 5.14 R (8b+/c-ish) at Lake Louise, Canada. Sonnie made the FA of this traditional line, after chopping the bolts, a couple of years ago. History seems to have proven he was right in doing so.
Matt's account of his ascent makes interesting reading, providing insight in what went through his mind and what considerations and choices he made and why, showing clearly you don't have to be nuts to use them (actually, looking at the photo, he didn't use any, did he?).


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