Em Pellerin Sends Trad 5.13
Quebec crusher Em Pellerin has made a rare repeat of Air China 5.13dr, a thin crack first climbed by Matt Segal nearly a decade ago. The route is similar in style to Air Swedin 5.13R in Indian Creek. It starts up a seam that take infrequent protection, then heads up an arête with small features that lead to a bolt and then continues up hard moves to the top. Earlier last year, Pellerin and Julien Bourassa-moreau made the first free ascent of Colours of the Wind, a four-pitch 5.13 trad climb in China. Pellerin is one of Canada’s leading trad climbers who made the second onsight ascent of The Shadow 5.13 in Squamish last year.