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Filmmaker Cole Gibson writes: “Deep in the Mojave Desert, in a place called Hondo, there was once an unclimbed roof crack of legendary proportions. The first ascent eluded all those who tried to climb it, until Mason Earle came to Joshua Tree, California to check it out. Mason Earle is a world class rock climber and it was a dream come true when he stopped by our humble climbing area to establish one of the raddest boulder problems I’ve ever seen. Watching a master crack climber like Mason go to work was a pure joy.”
Watch Mason Earle make the first ascent of the 5.13- project on his first go, after being invited out, on the Internet, by someone he’d never met.