Slo­vak Di­rect

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Chantel As­torga and Anne Gil­bert Chase made the first allfe­male as­cent of one of the wildest climbs in Alaska, known as the Slo­vak Di­rect on Denali. They climbed the big and com­mit­ting 3,000-me­tre route, graded VI 5.9XM6 WI6, from June 2 to 5 for the climb’s ninth over­all as­cent. “It was an amaz­ing and wild ad­ven­ture that I can’t put into words at this time,” said Chase. “It took ev­ery­thing we had and chal­lenged our men­tal and phys­i­cal strength many times over. What a beau­ti­ful moun­tain and a badass route.”

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