Mason Earle sent his three-year, overhanging finger-crack project yesterday in Bartlett Wash, outside of Moab, Utah, giving it the grade of 5.14-.
“This crack has the wildest and most sustained movement of any route I've ever climbed,” Earle wrote on Instagram.
For the send, Earle removed his right shoe to be able to insert taped toes into the narrowest sections. At 5.14-, the Bartlett Wash crack joins the ranks
of the hardest crack climbs in the United States. Earle has been working the route on and off since he found the crack in 2012.
Video of Earle working the route in 2013: