Crown Royale | First Ascent of a Huge 9a Trad ClimbVideo

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In late September, at Profile Wall in Jøssingfjord, Norway, Pete Whittaker established what is likely one of the hardest trad routes in the world.

At 9a, Crown Royale is Pete's hardest FA to date. The route contains a hundred metres of climbing, both on face holds and through crack systems, and climbs through another of Pete's hard Profile Wall routes, the 'half pitch' 8c, Eigerdosis.

Pete has now released footage from his first ascent of this '100m pump fest', which you can watch below:

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12 Dec, 2023

At 9a surely it is one of the hardest routes rather than "likely to be"?

Spicy moments for he cameraman towards the end. The crack to the left looks pretty cool too.

12 Dec, 2023

Is there unedited footage? Be keen to see him leave that rest

12 Dec, 2023

"I´ll just put some gear in,then I´ll take a rest". On that wall...

Pete´s the Duracell bunny of arm stamina. Hang competition against 7 highly trained parkour athletes above cold canal water, enjoy:

12 Dec, 2023

That's mental & hilarious - thanks for posting the link

12 Dec, 2023

Superb thanks for posting that l, I hadn't seen it before

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