Marcel Aarden has ticked his second 5.14 with a send of ADATO 5.14b at Horne Lake on Vancouver Island.
After his his ascent, he noted on Facebook, “Feels so good to send the first project of the year. The process of projecting never gets easy.
Getting horizontal on the new proj, ADATO 14b. After wretched spring conditions and now soaring temps, it's finally dry enough to pull all the moves. After getting beat up on the first handful of burns and some stubbornly wet holds, the stoke level was diminishing. After watching my girl @juliabobak crush her project and making some solid links myself, the stoke was revamped. The stoke is high again. Must keep the stoke high for this one, it will require ALL of my stoke. #keepthestokealive #sostoked #grippedmagazine #climbinginspiration #climbing_pictures_of_instagram Thanks for the pic 📷@samuelmartin5438
“Went from impossible to manageable to wet to too hot to one day of cool and mostly dry. Thankfully it went on the latter, because it was wet again the next day. Thanks Julia Bobak for the hours of belaying.”
Aarden’s first 5.14 was Dinosaur Highway 5.14a, also at Horne. After that climb, he noted on Sendage.com, “First 5.14! Really glad I was able to finish off this rig before the season ended. Amazing line to say the least.”
There are lots of hard sends going down already this year across Canada this year. Stay tuned for more updates.
Another awesome double send weekend at Horne! Marcel took down his spring project ADATO (14b) and I finished off the last of the Amphitheatre trifecta with a send of Fast Cat (13c). Go team! #powercouple #climbing #rockclimbing #womenonlead #flashfoxy #explorebc #vanisle @grippedmagazine 📷 @marcel.aarden