Cobra Crack (5.14b), one of North America’s most renowned masterpiece crack climbs, has been on Mason Earle’s bucket list since he first attempted it back in 2009. This route, which saw its first ascent in 2006 by Sonnie Trotter, is a stunning, 120′ overhanging thin crack.
After coming back year after year, Mason finally realized his dream this past summer, claiming the 11th ascent of the thin, granite king line.
I sent Cobra Crack today. I’ve given a lot to this route over the years, and it felt good to cruise up it this afternoon. First tried this thing 7 or 8 years ago, psyched, but physically unfit for the challenge. I’ve learned a lot since those first tries, and it’s cool to see how I’ve progressed. More on this story later, time for some drinks 📷 @eliza_earle #cobracrack #crackclimbing @eddiebauer @blackdiamond @edelweissropes_usa @_drew_smith_ @loganclimbsrocks
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