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Josh Wharton on the lower flanks of Jirishanca, in Peru. During the first integral ascent and first free ascent of the Italian route "Suerte" (5.13a, WI6, M7, 3,500 feet), Wharton and his partner, Vince Anderson, used the techniques described in this article to quickly free climb the route while saving energy to haul.

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Josh Wharton climbs steep rock in Peru.