Hard Winter Line Across the Pond

by Alpinist There must be something in the air.The day after Andy Turner´s ascent of The Secret on Ben Nevis, exciting things are happening over in New Hampshire.Cannon Cliff is similar in many ways to the Ben; in size and scale, as well as weather.The routes are mostly climbed in the traditional style, ground up and without bolts. From Alpinist: On the 11th Dec, Will Mayo and Andy Tuthill made a ground breaking ascent of Mean Streak.Here Mayo takes up the story: “My friends and I have looked at it over the years and wondered each time we ventured up into the Omega amphitheatre… Turns out, it goes–and it´s one Mean Streak (WI6 M7, 450´). We climbed it in three demanding pitches (P1: WI6 M7, 140´; P2: M6+, 100´; P3: M6+, 210´), each requiring heavy ironwork and our full attention.We carried a full rack of pins, single rack of nuts, single rack of cams, a few short screws and 70-meter ropes. We climbed the three sustained pitches traditionally: ground-up, free, onsight, and without leaving a stitch of fixed protection behind.” More Information and full size photo´s: Click Here ( Source: Alpinist )