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Pee Wee climbs hard new crack

The Canadian crack-master, Jean-Pierre (Pee Wee) Ouellet, has climbed a new hard crack in Indian Creek.

Pee Wee is one of the world’s best crack climbers. While visiting Indian Creek this fall, he’s managed to climb a new 5.13 crack. He named his hard new line Zebras and Moonbeams 5.13-.

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Pee Wee on Hypothenuse 5.13

The initial moves are steep, a “locker” right hand, but a small roof your feet have to get over. With technical footwork and kneebars throughout, Zebras and Moonbeams looks like a real grunt-fest.

Here are two screen shots taken from a short video of Pee Wee sending the route.

The initial sequence, thing feet, awkward fingers and a kneejam
The initial sequence, thin feet, awkward fingers and a kneebar
Nearing the anchor, Pee Wee transitions from having his feet in the crack to a tricky kneebar-thing in the corner
Nearing the anchor, Pee Wee transitions from having his feet in the crack to a tricky kneebar-thing in the corner