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Ben Hanna Reflects on Comps and Repeats 5.14d in Arizona

The pro competition climber redpointed six 5.14s during a 19-day trip. Watch the film below

Balancing time training and sending hard routes on real rock is a tough balance for any climber, but perhaps no one has a harder time justifying large amounts of time projecting outside than World Cup boulderers.

That’s why, when American climber Ben Hanna, 23, decided to make a two-week winter trip to the Dry Canyon near Sierra Vista, Arizona it wasn’t without some hesitation. Hanna was joined by Sean Bailey and Nathaniel Coleman, and repeated Coleman’s multi-year roof project Lee Majors 5.14d.

Hanna also managed some other quick ascents, ticking Suzanne Somers: A Love Story 5.14b and then a couple days later Almost Famous 5.14a on his second attempt on the route. He recently finished 15th at the Meiringen Boulder World Cup.

Ben Hanna at Dry Canyon