VIDEO: Mason Earle's battle with Cobra Crack, Squamish

by Nick Brown - UKC 25/Sep/2017
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Cobra Crack in Squamish is infamous within knarly crack climbing circles. It's hosted a number of battles over the years, but Mason Earle's is perhaps the only war. This film focuses on Mason's eight years of attrition, and captures his changing motivations over time - from simply wanting to beat Alex Honnold to an ascent, to eventually wanting to climb the route for himself.

The route was first climbed in 2006 by Sonnie Trotter, who was trying the route alongside Didier Berthod. Sonnie gave the route 5.14- (roughly 8b+), making it one of the hardest cracks in the world.

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