Sonnie Trotter, Tommy Caldwell's FFA of The Shining (IV 5.13+)


BD athletes Sonnie Trotter and Tommy Caldwell free climb first ascent of The Shinning (IV 5.13+) in the Canadian Rockies from Black Diamond Equipment on Vimeo.

Tommy Caldwell and Sonnie Trotter redpointed their multi-pitch project, The Shining, on Canada’s Mt. Louis this past August. The main headwall (referred to as the Diamond Face) is a stacked beast with the following pitches: 5.12+, 5.12+/13-, 5.13+, 5.12-, 5.12+, 5.11+, 5.10, all of which they bolted on lead. Here is the video that Sonnie edited together that documents the challenges and adventures that come with tackling such a high-end endeavor in the Canadian Rockies.