Will Stan­hope Climbs El Cap 5.13

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Strong Squamish climber Will Stan­hope made a rare as­cent of the 1,000- me­tre El Co­ra­zon 5.13b on El Cap this spring. He was joined by fel­low Cana­dian Mike Doyle, who was once Stan­hope’s coach back in B.C. It took Stan­hope six days to free the routes, with Doyle free­ing a num­ber of hard pitches, in­clud­ing on­sight­ing a 5.13 tra­verse. Af­ter the climb, Doyle noted on so­cial me­dia, “From get­ting lost, to miss­ing fixed pins, to blis­ter­ing heat and shear ex­haus­tion, Will pulled it off. Way to go buddy!”

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