Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Brands

News

Berthod Climbs Desperate Splitter

Enjoy unlimited access to Climbing’s award-winning features, in-depth interviews, and expert training advice. Subscribe here.

The Swiss ace Didier Berthod established Learning to Fly (5.13+) on the Wingate sandstone of Indian Creek, Utah, in November. The overhanging splitter at a remote Indian Creek crag requires a series of campus moves off of fingerlocks, with no footholds for about 50 feet. “It’s way harder than other 5.13s at Indian Creek,” Berthod said. “The other ones are vertical; this one has hard moves.”

Berthod, whose Indian Creek first ascent From Switzerland with Love (5.13+) is featured in the film Parallelojams, also added a 5.12 extension to Tricks are for Kids (5.13), bringing the route to a full 65 meters, and another new 5.13 at the Fin Wall.

See Climbing 246 for a full report and photo of Learning to Fly.Comment on this story