Magic line, 8c, repeated after 20 years

20 years ago, Ron Kauk made the first ascent of Magic Line, 8c, a thin crack in Yosemite. Now it has been repeated for the first time. It took another Kauk, Ron's son Lonnie, to do it.

On Instagram, Lonnie wrote: A giant thank you to my Father, Ron Kauk, 1st ascent - December 6th 1996... Dedicated to my uncle "Allen Parker". He was the strongest man I've ever known who was also born & raised in Yosemite ^ Fly High forever Uncle ✨ .. this route for me was all about learning from every emotion in the process. Feels amazing to honor & share such things in this life...


Lonnie Kauk is best known as an accomplished high ball boulderer and solo climber as well as a snowboarder, but apparently 8c crack climbing isn't beyond his capabilities either!

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