Watch climber Jesse Huey sessions The Real Big Drip in the Ghost River, Alberta. Huey is currently in Patagonia with Will Stanhope.
The Real Big Drip is a 200-metre mixed route in the Ghost near Calgary. It was established in 1998 by Dave Thomson, Sean Isaac, Eric Dumerac and Kefira Allen. When it was established, it was one of the most difficult routes of its kind. Over the years it has become a must-climb Rockies winter route. Originally graded WI7 M7+, the mixed pitches now go at M8 with some climbers saying soft M9.
Huey climbed the classic with Pete Thurlow and videographer Chris Dickey.