Sonnie Trotter Climbs Another World´s Hardest Trad Route

On August 20th, Canadian climber Sonnie Trotter, first ascensionist of Cobra Crack at Squamish, a contender for the world´s hardest single-pitch trad route alongside Dave MacLeod´s Rhapsody at Dumbarton Rock, Scotland, has climbed another hard route at Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada, that may turn out to be the new contender for the world´s hardest single-pitch trad route. The route is 45 meters long, with 60-80 foot fall potential. Although Trotter says it´s, ” Solid 5.14 and very runout, but not dangerous, no x factor.” Significantly he also says that, “After climbing Cobra Crack last year, and trying the E11 route Rhapsody in Scotland in May I can confidently call this new line one of the world´s hardest and best traditional lines. All the gear was placed on the lead. “I can now relax and take my rock guiding exam with peace of mind.”