The Path 5.14aR trad, by Zangerl and Larcher

Barbara Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher have both repeated Sonnie Trotter's The Path (of least resistance), 5.14aR, at Lake Louise, Canada.

Barbara Zangerl on Magic Mushroom, 8b+ MP, El Cap, 222 kb
Barbara Zangerl on Magic Mushroom, 8b+ MP, El Cap
© Jon Glassberg

Sonnie made the first ascent in 2007 and in 2016 Alex Megos, carefully guided through every move by Sonnie, managed to flash it.

(I think) it's considered relatively safe in trad terms, and features long runouts on decent gear if you know how to place it that is. Both Babsi and Jacopo certainly do as they are among the most accomplished all round climbers on the planet, excelling at virtually every type of rock climbing you can think of and having the CV:s to prove it. I wouldn't be surprised if they head into the big mountains next...

Last year the couple made the first repeat of the free Magic Mushroom, 8b+ multi pitch on El Capitan, Yosemite and a couple of months ago Babsi repeated Speed Intégrale, 9a, at the Voralpsee.

Jacopo Larcher is sponsored by: Black Diamond, Friction Labs, La Sportiva, Sterling Rope and The North Face

Barbara Zangerl is sponsored by: Black Diamond, La Sportiva and Sterling Rope

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