Ethan Pringle has done Golden Ticket, 9a in Red River Gorge. During his trip he also onsighted two 8a+ and flashed two 8b´s. In 2007, Ethan was the 8a combined world ranking winner. That year he sent Realization, and suggested downgrading it to 9a. During 2009 and early 2010, he suffered from a bad shoulder injury.