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Evan Hau Repeats Sacrifice 5.15a in Echo Canyon

He spent the past few months during lockdown training to repeat the test-piece line

Evan Hau has made the second ascent of Sacrifice 5.15a in Echo Canyon, a route that he bolted and Adam Ondra made the first ascent of in 2018. The route is in the Coliseum on the Saddle-up wall.

The neighbouring route to Sacrifice is Honour and Glory, which Hau made the first ascent of at 5.15a but Ondra downgraded to 5.14+. This makes Hau the likely first Canadian to climb 5.15a, of which there are three of in Canada: Fight Club 5.15b, Disbelief 5.15b and Sacrifice 5.15a.

Hau has made first ascents of many of the Bow Valley’s 5.14 sport routes over the past few years. More to come on this historical climb. Watch Ondra on Sacrifice below at the start of the YouTube video by Tendon.

Sacrifice 5.15a