Paige Claassen, writing on her blog, after she achieved a longtime goal of repeating To Bolt Or Not To Be (5.14a) in Smith Rock, OR:
This past weekend, I climbed the only route that I’ve cared to complete since I was little. To Bolt was an important milestone for me in many ways. Established in 1986 by Jean-Baptiste Tribout, America’s first 5.14 has held its grade for over 25 years. Repeats are somewhat rare, given the route’s staggering presence and accessibility in perhaps the nation’s best maintained State Park. But projecting To Bolt means signing up for mental warfare.
I’m definitely looking forward to seeing some video of this route.