Calgary climber Evan Hau has sent Peregrination 5.14b at Hurricave near St. George, Utah.
“Feels good to clip the chains of Peregrination here at Hurricave,” said Hau. “This is the line that caught my eye when I first stepped into the cave. It ended up being the perfect project as it took me all trip.
“I went through the full range of emotions on this one, constantly changing beta because of numerous skin issues, breaking holds, punting off the easy finish after the final crux twice, but it’s all worth it.”
Hau has a number of hard sends to his name, including Direction V13, Iron Butterfly 5.14c/d at Planet X, Seleccio Natural 5.14d in Spian, Bunda de Fora 5.14d at Acephale and his new route Honour and Glory 5.14d.
Hau is one of Canada’s top sport climbers who takes about a month off climbing every year. “I find this helps to heal up any nagging injuries that just wouldn’t heal otherwise, and also helps recharge my mental batteries to keep me stoked on climbing,” he said.
While in Utah, he also flashed Cliff Dweller 5.13a before returning to Canada. Hau has established dozens of high-quality routes in the Bow Valley, exciting to see what he gets up to this year.
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Finding some sunshine amidst a winter storm. I'd been waiting for a cold sunny day for my flash go of Cliff Dweller, 13a and got the chance today. It was a small goal of mine to flash this route so happy to do it! I'm typically better at onsighting than flashing. Not sure why, but perhaps I just prefer finding my own way. @lasportivana @petzl_official #hurricave #winterstormeboni