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Watch unedited footage of future-Olympian Nathaniel Coleman on the first ascent of Lee Majors (5.14d), back in 2018. The roof line is located in the Celebrity Cave in Dry Canyon, Southern Arizona. Coleman described the finishing sequence on Instagram:
“I couldn’t dream of a better sequence to guard the chains,” he wrote. “A big left hand throw over a mini roof opens your body fully to the left with your feet carrying on behind you. Swinging your feet back on takes precision, and engaging a right drop knee takes some serious hamstring, but it’s necessary in order to match the left hand. Loaded like a spring, launch for the clipping jug, and clip off the one hand deadhang (key beta). This final boulder probably clocks in at V9.”