Steph Davis Climbs Beautiful Ungraded Moab Crack

by Katrina Mohr On April 6, Steph Davis made the first female ascent and third ascent of Concepcion (ungraded, 220´) in Day Canyon, near Moab, Utah. Established in 2003 by Davis´s husband, Dean Potter, Concepcion was the first free ascent and link-up of the two-pitch aid route Acromaniac (5.10 A0). Concepcion received its second ascent earlier this year by Alex Honnold (who recently free solo of Zion´s Moonlight Buttress). Davis described Concepcion as “definitely one of the most striking splitter cracks I´ve seen.” She added that it was her most technically demanding project ever?the crack is off-size for her in both the finger and offwidth sections. Full report and photos at the Alpinist Website. ( Source: Alpinist )