Ethan Pringle Makes First Repeat of Jumbo Love

Posted by Leafcutter Creative Digital on

 I don't know about you, but I probably have the patients to project a climb for about 8 hours. A solid days work is not a bad effort for a climb I think, if I can't tick it I just move on. I know I could be climbing harder if I could stick it out and project things for 8 days. Hey, if I could stay focused for 8 weeks or possibly 8 months I might even tick something good enough to get sponsored. I am feeling slightly attention deficit now hearing about Ethan Pringle's recent 8 year ascent and first repeat of Chris Sharma's Jumbo Love (5.15b) in California. The line is apparently the hardest in the US (although Tommy Caldwell's 'Flex Luthor' still hasn't seen a repeat) and is a single 77m long pitch that is steeply overhung for most of the way.

While we wait to see some footage from the actual send, check out this video from a couple of years back as Ethan works through a few things... 

3 Days With Ethan Pringle from 3 Strings on Vimeo.


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