Canadians Graham McGrenere and Dan Beland are down in Utah’s Maple Canyon continuing their 2017 season of sending.

McGrenere and Beland both took down Def Con 1 5.14a, with McGrenere writing on Sendage.com, “Surprise send. Hadn’t linked many bolts on this on prior attempts then all of a sudden found myself at the rest without much of a pump.

Yeaaaa!! Psyched for Graham who styled his way to the chains on his send of Defcon 1 (5.14a) at The Compound in #maplecanyon the other day. He is nailing down the whole fitness thing here and is just getting started!! 💪❤️⭐️ • Many thanks to @dan.beland for the 📸 • • • • • • #beastmode #sendage #cobbleitis #cobbletrust #utahclimbing #utahisrad #climbing #rockclimbing #climbutah #noplacetoofar #organicclimbing #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #climbinginspiration #climbingnation #grippedmagazine #climbmoja #happyclimbing #liveclimbrepeat #justgoclimb #photofromarope #iloveclimbing #climbinglife #climbingisbliss #roadtrip #optoutside #goodtimesoutside #retirement2017 @scarpana @organicclimbing

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“Thought I was going to cruise the finish until the pump hit me on the last move. A little desperate but snagged the jug! Stoked! Apparently I had some pretty unconventional beta near the top because I couldn’t get the ‘standard’ knee scum to work for me. Such a great rock climb.”

Beland also sent Close Quarters Combat 5.14a and noted after, “Another great line at Compound. Not sure about grade. People seem to think it’s harder than Def Con.

“It was about the same for me. Slightly easier moves but harder to rest before the final crux. A little less straight-forward than Def Con. Had to dig deep for send mojo. 4th try, 2 days.”

Earlier this year, McGrenere sent Breakin’ the Law 5.14b at Black and Tan and a number of 5.14as in Mexico.

Likewise, Beland has had a strong year with a rare ascent of Solid Gold 5.14c and Golden for a Moment 5.14b at Cathedral in Utah.

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