Watch Sonnie Trotter Climb The Path 5.14R
A few years ago, Sonnie Trotter sent The Path 5.14R at the Back of the Lake in Alberta.
The old bolted project had fallen into disrepair and Trotter, on a traditional climbing spree, chopped the bolts and sent the testpiece on micro gear.
The Path has now been climbed a number of times and has become somewhat of a classic difficult gear route.
Despite being bolted for over a decade, no one had climbed it. It took the vision of Trotter to lop the hangers and show the world what was possible.
It created some controversy, however, as some climbers spoke out against the chopping. This is all old news, but if you’d like to read about it, click the link below.
THE PATH from Sonnie Trotter on Vimeo.