Paige Claassen on America’s First 5.14a

 

Paige Claasen explores Smith Rock, in Oregon, and tries her hand at To Bolt or Not To Be, the first 5.14a in America.

To Bolt or Not To Be was first freed in 1986, by Jean Baptiste Tribout. Given the route’s historic nature, it has since attracted a gauntlet of climbers looking to test on the mettle on the route’s notoriously thin crimps. Lynn Hill, Chris Sharma, and Dave Graham are just a few of the heavy hitters to have clipped the chains.

 


 

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