Em Pel­lerin Sends Trad 5.13

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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.

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