EXCLUSIVE: Nick Martino on Utah Sandstone Horror
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While filming for the First Ascent Series over the last couple years we were gathering footage in our nearby crack climbing Mecca of the Utah desert. Climbers head out there in the fall to work new projects, and they often get drawn in to the desert rat lifestyle and don't return back to civilization till the spring when the desert starts to overheat. Last year, Nick Martino, a young monkey who cut his teeth on Yosemite granite, got bit by the desert bug ... Its a wild, dynamic route, which will likely be the hardest climb in the desert once it goes.