Dinosaur Highway – 5.14a

30m / 98ft, 15 bolts


The extension to Warthog (12a). Tackles a series of steep roofs through the right side of the amphitheater.

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  • 5.13d
    Wow, what a rig! Not a bad move on it. And historic: the second 5.14 done in Canada. Put up in 1997 by French crusher Jean-Minh Trinh-Thieu (he also established Globe and Pushers on that same trip). And no doubt it was solid at 14a back then. But that was before the perfecting of kneebar technology and these dark days of the downgrade. Doesn't feel much harder than Motivation to me, since pretty good trickery can be found through nearly all of the hard sections. Still feels amazing to be able to get up this king line of the left side, even in my weak, modern style.
  • 5.13d
    Endro fest between awesome and unique rests. I was cooking at the top but managed to keep it together... just. Closer to 8a+ than 8b+ In my books. It's a great route none the less and I enjoyed climbing it. It’s just good that it's a piece of cake these days. Get on it
  • 5.13d
    Turns out I actually like wrangling pigs. You just have to do it enough so that you get good at it, then it becomes a pleasant past time. Or maybe I still hate Warthog and am just telling myself I learned to like it because I brought home the bacon and sent Dinosaur Highway, meaning that my time wrangling pigs on Warthog was indeed for the greater good? Only time and diligent self-reflection (both of which will undoubtedly drive those around me to insanity) can reveal. Anyways, I'm super stoked to tick this king line!
  • 5.14a
    Delightful! A 5-star journey with unique boulder problems separated by unrestful rests. One of the best climbs I've ever done.
  • 5.14a
    I just barely possess the mental fortitude to climb long things with multiple cruxes. Happy to have held it together. What a stunning line!