Video: Josh Wharton Freeing Hallucinogen Wall


This 7-minute film, directed and edited by John Dickey, captures the beauty and danger of climbing in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison in Colorado. Josh Wharton has had a 15-year love affair with the Black, starting in 1998. As of May 2014, Wharton had climbed 86 different routes in the canyon, but he hadn't yet free-climbed the Hallucinogen Wall (V 5.13b R) in a day. Watch him finish the battle here.