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Connor Herson Climbing Air Swedin 5.13R

Before repeating some of Canada's hardest trad climbs this summer, he visited Indian Creek for some classic cracks

Connor Herson visited Indian Creek for his first time this spring and made quick work of Air Swedin. The route is a continuation of the Swedin-Ringle 5.12 on the Battle of the Bulge Buttress.

At 19, Herson has already amassed a lifetime ticklist of hard trad climbs, from a free ascent of The Nose 5.14, an all-gear ascent of Empath 5.14d, to a recent summer sending spree of everything hard in Squamish, including Crack of Destiny 5.14b, Cobra Crack 5.14b, Spirit Quest 5.14d, Tainted Love 5.13dR and Télmexw 5.13c/8a+.

Some of Herson’s other climbs include an onsight of Moonlight Buttress 5.12d in Zion, the first repeat of Blackbeard’s Tears 5.14c trad in California, Salathe Wall 5.12+, Peace 5.13d, and Pirate’s Code 5.14+ – a tribute to Mason Earle.

Black Diamond has released a short film featuring Herson on Air Swedin. Watch below and head to Herson’s Instagram to read about some of his climbs.

Herson on Air Swedin 5.13R