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Watch Mason Earle’s FA of Burly Hondo Off-Width

He named it Earle Struggs after one of his favourite musicians

Watch this two-part series of Mason Earle battling his new route Earle Struggs, named after a famous banjo player. He made the first ascent in 2018. The steep crack climbs a boulder at Hondo near Joshua Tree.

Mason Earle suffers from a severe case of myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome. He hasn’t climbed for over two years.

Earle Struggs 2020

Earle Struggs 2021