Bishop Highballing – Ethan Pringle’s First Ascent of Old Greg (V11)

Earlier this week, we talked about Ethan’s new 5.14c trad line in northern California, Blackbeard’s Tears. Not long ago, he impressed the climbing world with his ascent of North America’s hardest sport line, Jumbo Love (5.15b). And now—living up to his reputation as one of the world’s best all-arounders—we watch Ethan on the eerily tall Old Greg (V11) in Bishop, California.

In this Friday Flick Pick, you’ll watch the full highballing process: scouting the line, working it on a rope (a near-successful brownpoint), and rounding up dozens of pads in the honorable effort to provide some level of safety …


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