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Ethan Pringle repeats Jumbo Love, 9b

Ethan Pringle, 96 kb
Ethan Pringle
© Ethan Pringle coll.

Ethan Pringle has made the second ascent of Chris Sharma's Jumbo Love an ~80m pitch at the Monestary, Clark Mountain, California, thereby joining the very exclusive 9b club.

Ethan has been visiting Clark Mountain for a decade, and working Jumbo Love on and off for most of that time, even before Sharma made the first ascent in 2008.
At the time it was probably the hardest route in the world.

Walker Emerson filmed the ascent: "It was a dramatic ascent and I was really excited to be a part of it. He had it wired and was shaking out thru the cruxes...and yeah, he did top that shit out."

Ethan and friends celebrated by going to the "...fanciest buffet in Vegas!"

He is by no means a stranger to hard classic climbs, having repeated things like Biographie, 9a+, at Céüse and The wheel of life, ~8C/9a+, at The Hollow Mountain cave, Grampians.

When he was a kid, some thought he would grow up to become the new Chris Sharma. They were wrong.

He became the original Ethan Pringle.

Ethan Pringle is sponsored by: Mountain Hardwear, Tenaya, Touchstone Climbing and Trango



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