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Watch Cam Hörst Send Moonshine 5.14d at Wild Iris

This is his first of the grade

Watch strong American climber Cam Hörst, 18, send his first 5.14d with tick of Moonshine at Wild Iris, Wyoming. He worked on the route, first climbed in 2012 by BJ Tilden, for about 10 days over two months.

Cam’s dad, Eric, is a veteran climber who first took him climbing at the age of three. Cam sent his first 5.13 at age nine and first 5.14 at age 11. At age 14, he ticked his first 5.14b with a send of Raubritter in Germany.

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WOW. I’m so stoked to share my biggest climbing achievement to date. Yesterday, I sent my proj at the Iris (finally)!!! Sending Moonshine was a quite the journey for me. As it took 10 days of climbing effort, over three separate trips and countless times falling off the exit sequence. Sending this climb is ultra special to me not only because it was my goal to send 9a while I was 18, but more so because of the effort my closest friends and family put in to helping me accomplish this thing. So I wanted to give props to my girl @theresa_mccafferty and my homie @tristincrane for helping me get through this process as sick partners and belayers! As well as @bjtilden for establishing this thing and giving me some intricate beta and the motivation to keep coming back. And a HUGE shout out to @elemental_performancefitness for hooking me up with their climbing facility so I could come to the crag specifically warmed up. So here you have it: MOONSHINE (5.14d/9a) ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ #wildiris #climbing #send #climbingpicturesofinstagram #lasportiva #psyched

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