Steph Davis Free Solos the Diamond Three Times

by Ryan Minton Steph Davis On September 3, Steph Davis realized her dream of free soloing Pervertical Sanctuary (IV 5.10c) on the Diamond, Longs Peak (14,255´) in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. The Diamond is one of the most revered alpine walls in North America; its 900 feet of vertical and overhanging terrain allow no passage easier than the Casual Route (IV 5.10-). Davis, known in particular for her hard free climbs on El Capitan, soloed the Casual Route twice this summer, once in July and again in August, prior to her effort on Pervertical Sanctuary. Read the full story by Ryan Minton at ( Source: Alpinist )