How Bad Are the Holds on a 5.15c Route?

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Stefano Ghisolfi provides a breakdown of Erebor (9b/+, 5.15b/c), showing every hold on the route. Spoiler: They’re not all jugs. Ghisolfi completed the first ascent of the line, which is now the hardest route in Italy, earlier this year. Read more about his ascent here.

Film: How Matt Cornell Free Soloed One of America’s Classic Hard Mixed Routes

"The Nutcracker" explores the mental challenges of solo climbing and the tactics Cornell used to help him send the route.