Elan Jonas McRae has made the first ascent of a Sonnie Trotter project in Skaha that he is grading low 5.14d or 5.14c and calling The Remnant. The steep and powerful route is a neighbour to the classic The Replicant 5.13d in the Belfry. The Remnant is one of only a few 5.14d routes in Canada, including Dreamcatcher, Bunda de Fora, Forever Expired, Honour and Glory, Kinder Surprise and Iron Butterfly.

“It took two days to bolt and I got in about two solid attempts, but the difficulties were beyond me for such a short visit,” said Trotter in spring 2018 when he bolted the route. Watch Trotter on the project below.

Jonas McRae’s first 5.14d was back in 2016 with a tick of Ciudad de Dios at Santa Linya, Spain. He recently visited the Kelowna Boulderfields and took part in the Rock the Blocs festival where he made his first flash of a V12. For a list of the hardest routes in the world visit here.

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Replicant project ✅ I am suggesting a name of The Remnant and a grade of low end 14d! ****************************************************** I seem to have a theme going of sending on my warmup and today was no different! I find this picture fitting as I felt just as relaxed through the crux today as I did on this ledge. Ok maybe not quite 😆 ****************************************************** Psyched to share a back to back send with @bobspatterson who took down his first 13d with an ascent of the Replicant! ****************************************************** Photo by @dmproductions 📸 ****************************************************** @kimandaj2 @bouldersclimb @butoracanada @peakkinetics ****************************************************** #tryhard #psyched #sportclimbing #livefree #climbing #butora #rockclimbing #christiefalls #skaha #summertime #mountains #piseworld #naturalchoiceforeveryclimber #theclimbingshoecompany #britishcolumbia #anotherdayattheoffice #strongmind #strongbody #waterfall #lovewhatyoudo #getoutside #climbinglife #believe #training #wild #canada #escalada #project #send #leadingthetrain

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Pulling hard as I approach the top of the replicant project! Unfortunately I went on to fall on the next move.. ****************************************************** Yesterday I took a break from route climbing to compete in rock the blocks! I managed to flash my first ever V12 that also happened to be my first warmup of the day on my way to taking the win! ****************************************************** In my opinion the Kelowna boulderfields are one of the best bouldering destinations I have ever been to and I can’t wait to return! ****************************************************** Psyched to work with @dmproductions who captured this shot of the project! ****************************************************** @kimandaj2 @bouldersclimb @peakkinetics @butoracanada ****************************************************** #tryhard #psyched #sportclimbing #livefree #climbing #butora #rockclimbing #christiefalls #skaha #summertime #mountains #piseworld #naturalchoiceforeveryclimber #theclimbingshoecompany #britishcolumbia #anotherdayattheoffice #strongmind #strongbody #waterfall #lovewhatyoudo #getoutside #climbinglife #believe #training #wild #canada #escalada #project

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