Free in a Day in Greenland


Nathan Martin and Jared Ogden completed a major new route in southern Greenland’s Tasermiut Fjord in superb style, establishing the 2,000-foot-plus wall route in a single day. On August 2, after 16 days of rain, the two returned to free-climb the wall at 5.12+ in another long day. The new route, Prowed and Free, completes a line started last year by Martin and Timmy O’Neill on the central pillar of Nalumasortoq. The climb includes one stretch of five 5.12 pitches in a row, including two at 5.12+. After their success on Prowed and Free, the two made a speed ascent of Moby Dick on the 3,000-foot prow of Ulamertossuaq, racing up the Grade VI 5.13- route in 11 hours 56 minutes, using occasional aid. The previous fastest ascent had been 28 hours.