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Bridwell Criticizes Chopping of Cerro Torre

Recognized for his numerous impressive climbs including the first repeat as well as the first full ascent of the Compressor Route to the top of the summit mushroom, Jim Bridwell now wades in on Hayden Kennedy and Jason Kruk's recent chopping of the historic climb.

Recognized for his numerous impressive climbs including the first repeat as well as the first full ascent of the Compressor Route to the top of the summit mushroom, Jim Bridwell now wades in on Hayden Kennedy and Jason Kruk’s recent chopping of the historic climb.

Among the many issues Bridwell raises against the chopping of the bolts is the notion that, “The first ascent is the standard and legacy of fellow humans for a given moment in history.

“It is for all others to maintain, not to change.”

His extensive essay on the issue can be read at Planet Mountain.