New 5.13+ Multipitch By Trotter & Caldwell In Canada

Sonnie Trotter and Tommy Caldwell have teamed up to establish a 15 pitch route up the Diamond Face on Mount Louis in the Canadian Rockies.  Dubbed The Shining, the route has 7 pitches that were bolted on lead with difficulties up to 5.13+.  After three days of prep the pair returned to free all the pitches in a single push:

It is one of the best routes I have ever climbed, and I could not imagine having a better partner for it. In fact, if it were not for Tommy, it would definitely still be a project.  He’s my ultimate hero.

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