The 5.14 Rock­ies Tril­ogy Re­peated (Twice)

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In 2017, Son­nie Trot­ter com­pleted his Rock­ies Alpine Tril­ogy in one sea­son, which in­cluded his three routes: The 15- pitch War Ham­mer 5.14, the 15- pitch The Shin­ing Un­cut 5.14 and the six­pitch Blue Jeans Di­rect 5.14. This sum­mer, Sasha DiGi­u­lian and Mike Doyle re­peated each route, DiGi­u­lian about one week be­fore Doyle. They climbed War Ham­mer to­gether and then had other part­ners for the fi­nal two routes. Af­ter DiGi­u­lian com­pleted Blue Jeans Di­rect, she said, “It’s tough to fig­ure out which of the big walls was the hard­est. This line def­i­nitely has the most dif­fi­cult iso­lated moves to it, in­clud­ing this se­quence right here in which the foot holds are neg­li­gi­ble, the wall an­gle steep­ens and the hand holds are pretty in­ven­tive.”

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