Pamela Shanti Pack Climbs Scary Moab Offwidth: The Kill Artist

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For five years, Pamela Shanti Pack has worked to establish Kill Artist, a five-pitch offwidth in Moab’s Longs Canyon. In this video, she faces off against the Mental Block, the second pitch, named for its enormous detached blocks. The crux involves a “foot-over-the-head offwidth invert to layback off a knee-lock” 200 feet off the deck. “It’s worth it for that one move,” she says. Shanti Pack completed the first ascent of the full 5.13+ line on April 26, 2017.