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Ontarian Nathan Kutcher Establishes Alaska M13

Ontario-based Nathan Kutcher has established the most difficult single-pitch bolted drytool route in Alaska. He called his new M13-, which climbs a steep wall in Keystone Canyon near Valdez, Contra.

Kutcher has been touring North America this winter climbing new steep mixed and drytool routes. After his send, he said, “This is not at all what we expected to be doing in Valdez but a number of circumstances lead to Rebecca Lewis and I putting up routes on this wall that we never thought we’d find.

“When the dust settled and I finally sent this route, it seemed much more difficult than I thought it would be. At 20 metres tall it’s short with hard moves and almost no footholds, made it feel like one of the hardest “M” routes I have climbed. I’m calling it M13-…. By far it’s the hardest drytool route in Alaska.” Read an interview with Rock & Ice here.

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