Ethan Pringle Repeats America’s Hardest Route
On May 17, Ethan Pringle made the second ascent of Jumbo Love 5.15b at Clark Mountain, Calif. The route is the hardest single pitch of rock climbing in North America. The 80 - metre route is at Clark’s Monaster y, and was bolted by Randy Leavitt. Before it was sent by Chris Sharma in 2008, Chris Lindner and Pr ingle had projected it. It was the hardest route Shar ma had climbed at the time and was possibly the hardest in the world.