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Newfoundland’s Huge New Mixed Route: Apocalypse Now

Will Mayo and Anna Pfaff have established one of Canada’s East Coast’s biggest and hardest mixed routes.

Will Mayo onsighting the M9 crux pitch  Photo Anna Pfaff
Will Mayo onsighting the M9 crux pitch Photo Anna Pfaff

Apocalypse Now WI7 M9 220 metres was climbed on March 7 after a number of working attempts. The route was an old project of local crusher Joe Terravecchia.

Will Mayo wrote on his Facebook Page: “Everyone gets what they want. I wanted a mission, and for my sins, they gave me one. Brought it up to me like room service. It was a real choice mission, and when it was over, I’d never want another. This route is the high water mark of my career. I onsighted the M9 corner today which unfolded allowing perfect cams and nuts for protection and pushed me to the margins of my ability and courage.”

Mayo has another few weeks in Newfoundland and plans on climbing a direct line.

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