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Ben Harnden Sends Cobra Crack 5.14

Ben Harnden is the only climber to have sent Cobra Crack 5.14 and Dreamcatcher 5.14d in Squamish, arguably two of Canada’s most iconic single-pitch routes. Harnden began the year with the second ascent of Family Man 5.14 in Skaha and has been one of the West Coast’s top climbers for a decade.

Some of Harnden’s other hard sends include the first ascent of The Locknarr 5.13dR/X, Journey Through Nicaragua 5.13c on gear, The Drowning Grip V12, Silent Menace (Smell the Glove) 5.14c, The Bull 5.14R/X (second ascent) and the first free ascent of The Gunslinger (watch below).

Cobra Crack was first sent by Sonnie Trotter a decade ago and has been repeated by a number of climbers, including Nico Favresse, Ethan Pringle, Matt Segal, Will Stanhope, Yuji Hirayama, Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker. For more on Harnden, who is only the third Canadian to send Cobra Crack, visit here.

THE Gunslinger from HOBOneer on Vimeo.