Cracking Cobra — Mason Earle Tackles Squamish’s Cobra Crack

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.




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