Mount Louis seems to have endless potential for those seeking a new route. Homage to the Spider climbs the most attractive corner on the northeast wall, but many corners remain.

Raphael Slawinski and Steve Holeczi have finished a project started in the early summer. Their route climbs an obvious corner to the left of Homage to the Spider III 5.10.

The Holeczi-Slawinski is a 250-metre 5.11- which the pair climbed on Sept. 1.

“‘Watch me,’ I grunted down to Steve. ‘I can’t feel my toes,'” Slawinski wrote on his blog, “At least my fingers were warm as I squeezed and palmed my way across the underside of the ear. It helped that the driving graupel held off until we were changing into approach shoes on the huge platform above. Wearing every layer we’d brought, we scrambled toward the summit.”

Check out Slawsinki’s blog for the full story, a pitch-by-pitch breakdown and more photos. 

Slawinski on The Holeczi-Slawinski on Mount Louis  Photo Steve Holeczi
Slawinski on The Holeczi-Slawinski on Mount Louis Photo Steve Holeczi

Tommy Caldwell and Sonnie Trotter on their new Mount Louis route

The Holeczi-Slawinski on Mount Louis  Photo Raphael Slawinski
The Holeczi-Slawinski on Mount Louis Photo Raphael Slawinski

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