Ethan Pringle On Jumbo Love

Ethan Pringle is back at Mt. Clark, home to that one route first done by that one guy:

Projecting a route like this requires all of your attention, and having to devote all of your attention to a route like this can get really tiring really fast. At some point, you just want to get it over with. Of course, afterward you feel a mix of relief and loss. Relief that you’re done and the epic is over, and loss that this magnificent line doesn’t require your presence anymore. But for me, I think I’ll have to take a nice long break from serious route projects for a little while after this. Like Randy Levitt said, “It’s like a limestone El Cap.” Obviously, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but it does sort of convey the amount of work required to complete a project of this caliber.

Pringle is no stranger to Jumbo Love, having tried it even before its FA back in 2008. You can see some footage of those attempts here.

Posted In: Asides, Sport Climbing


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4 Responses to Ethan Pringle On Jumbo Love

  1. Colton May 19, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

    Just wanted to say thanks for the sticker! Came in the mail this afternoon

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    • Narc May 20, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

      Meant to link to that originally but somehow I messed that up

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  2. Andrew May 21, 2012 at 11:54 pm #

    awesome video!

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