Lonnie Kauk has been popping up on the radar lately as a cutting-edge solo climber. A native of Yosemite Valley, he is a professional snowboarder, and yes, he is the son of legendary Yosemite climber Ron Kauk.

In 2013, Kauk made the second ascent of Honnold’s route, Too Big To Flail, a bold V10 high-ball in Bishop.

On top of Too Big Too Flail  Photo Lonnie Kauk

On top of Too Big To Flail Photo Lonnie Kauk’s Instagram

Kauk then soloed D.W.P 5.11c, and Express Way 5.11b, in Owen’s River Gorge.

Kauk soloing D.W.P  Photo Drew Wigington

Kauk soloing D.W.P Photo Drew Wigington

Express Way Photo Lonnie Kauk's Instagram.

Express Way Photo Lonnie Kauk’s Instagram.

 

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In January 2014, Kauk made the first solo ascent of Looney Binge 5.12c, in Owen’s River Gorge. To see more images and videos of the ascent, visit Cody Tuttle on Instagram here.

Lonnie Kauk soloing Looney Bing 5.12c  Photo Screen shot from Cody Tuttle's filming of the ascent

Lonnie Kauk soloing Looney Bing 5.12c Photo Screen shot from Cody Tuttle’s filming of the ascent

To learn more about Kauk, watch this video from Half Circle G Productions.

Source: Lonnie Kauk’s Instagram, Half Circle G Productions, James Johnson

 


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