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Cobra Crack’s FFA

In June, 2006 Sonnie Trotter climbed the first free ascent of Cobra Crack 5.14. Trotter worked the overhanging, thin-finger crack 30 to 40 times over the previous few years, often rope-soloing the route to dial the moves, before completing it all-free.

TrotterĀ said, “It’s very rare to find a climb that is both overhanging, and so aesthetic. The fingers fit inside, but barely — if the crack was any more shallow, it would be just another impossible wall, if the crack was much steeper, it may be impossible — so I consider that route a gift for climbers. I’ve spent the better half of 10 years looking for a climb like that. It’s perfect.”

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