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Hard New Mixed Routes in Utah and Colorado

Unseasonably cool temperatures in Utah and Colorado has keen winter climbers lacing up their mixed boots.

On Oct. 3, Will Mayo and Ben Collett made the first ascent of a mixed route on Colorado’s Mount Evan’s Black Wall. The new Shooting Star is a two-pitch M9 WI7 which climbs through a large roof near a route established in 2013.

Shooting Star on Mountain Project

Mount Evans 2013 early season report

On Oct. 4, Scott Adamson, Angela Van Wiemeersch and Nathan Smith headed to Utah’s Uinta Mountains to climb a new route The One Who Knocks WI 6 M5R/X on Reid’s Peak.

Shooting Star  Photo Ben Collett
Shooting Star Photo Ben Collett

Source: Rock and Ice