Adam Currie has made the first ascent of an old Marcus Norman project in the Rockies. Currie called the Prairie Creek route Core Shot and graded it 5.13d.
“The line itself has really sat 20 years, after I first bolted it, flailed on it, abandoned it, but always kept thinking about it,” said Norman.
“Huge props to Adam for taking significant time to sort out the moves. The climb itself is likely graded conservatively (I’ve been on 5.14s with easier moves).”
Currie has ticked at least two other 5.13ds, including Fully Jingus and Beam Me Up Scotty at Acephale.
After his Core Shot tick, he noted on Sendage.com, “Another Marcus Norman beast. This line was bolted almost 20 years ago and sat there waiting to be picked off.”
“Spent a full season breaking holds and cleaning choss to reveal a sequence through the roof, and finally was strong enough to send it today.
“For me, it was really hard as it’s pure power. Grade will need to be confirmed.”