This is One of America’s Hardest Crack Climbs

In 2015, Mason Earle made the first ascent of Stranger Than Fiction, a 5.14 crack at the Bartlett Wash in Utah. The only other ascent was by Lor Sabourin earlier this month.

About the route, Earle said, “A ferocious Devil. I never expected to find such a wild and engaging piece of crack climbing. Brutally steep with awesome, sporty, crack moves.” The top half of the route is a steep finger crack, so Earle and Sabourin opted to tape one foot and use a shoe on the other.

Top U.K. crack climbers Pete Whittaker and Tom Randall have just released a short film about their most recent attempts on Stranger Than Fiction. Watch below.

Stranger Than Fiction

Mason Earle’s FA

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