ADATO – 5.14b

30m / 98ft, 15 bolts
FA: Mike Doyle - 2004-08-08

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Another Day At The Office

Recent Sendage:

  • 5.14a
    Cheeky rests, definitely 14a maybe even lower end.
  • 5.14b
    Boom! Great way to finish the season. End of November and not a wet hold in the amphitheatre. I struggled with the redpoint crux more than any other section on the route but some last minute beta changes made all the difference. So much non-stop steep climbing! Definitely the king line at Horne.
  • 5.14b
    The King Line of the cave! Really picked this thing apart, found 3 no-hands rests, pushed my highpoint higher every attempt until the try before I sent I punted off the very top, came down, sulked, got some words of encouragement from friends and sent next try. This climb meant a lot to me as it's one of the Canadian Dreamlines and marks my 14th 5.14.
  • 5.14b
    So much continuous steep goodness. Finally had a cool day and dry holds. This one seeps a lot.
  • 5.14b
    in 2004 i belayed m. doyle on his near redpoint and never imagined i could one day try this route. and now this moment, a selfish passion, but i have more than lived. 2.5 months, 3x/week, stitches, antibiotics, $$$, dedication, great friends, love, jf.