"I have a quota of one offwidth a year, but I've gone overtime this year somehow," says Mason Earle while racking up at the base of the unclimbed wide crack. "Offwidths keep getting put in front of me—it's hard to say no."
Watch Earle's battle for the first ascent of the grueling crack at an area called Hondo near Joshua Tree, California. This video is part one of Earle's adventure. Check back soon to watch the conclusion.