• New 5.13b Free Route in Yosemite Valley by Mason Earle
  • Adam Ondra Makes First Ascent of Iron Curtain (5.15b)
  • DiGiulian and Webb Win Psicobloc: Photos and Video
  • Updated: Tommy Caldwell Repeats The Path (5.14 R)
  • Rocklands Climbing In Jeopardy
  • New Route Opened in Alaska's Rugged Revelation Mountains
  • Father and Son Killed on K2
  • Alex Honnold to Climb a Building on Live T.V. but Which One?
  • New Guidebooks! Beta for Fitz Roy, Rifle and More ...
  • TNB: Climbing's Big Mistake
  • Gérôme Pouvreau Sends Silbergeier (5.14a) in the Rätikon
  • Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright Traverse California's 14ers By Bike and Free Solo
  • 24,278-Foot Mountain in Karakoram Finally Sees First Ascent
  • Kilian Jornet Breaks Speed Record on Mont Blanc
  • DiGiulian Cranks Another 5.14 First Ascent
  • Siegrist Repeats Moonshine (5.14d) in Wyoming
  • Ullrich and Muskett Climb Indian Face (E9 6c/5.13ax)
  • Interview: Adam Ondra About Onsighting La Cabane au Canada (5.14d)
  • Sasha DiGiulian Cranks the First Ascent of a 5.14c in South Africa
  • Remembering Layton Kor
  • Brain Puzzle Winner, Wins!
  • Alex Megos Sends The Wheel of Life (V15)
  • Adam Ondra Onsights La Cabane Au Canada (5.14d)
  • Paige Claassen Opens 5.14, Starts Charity Tour
  • 12-Year-Old Tito Traversa Dies From Climbing Fall
  • Austrians Make Second Ascent of Ozturk and Wilkinson's Tooth Traverse in Alaska
  • Randy Udall, Missing in Wind Rivers, Has Deep Mountain Roots
  • Five Ten Accepting Applicants for 2013 CORE AWARD
  • Enormocast Features Rock and Ice Publisher Duane Raleigh
  • Jimmy Webb Crushing Rocklands, South Africa
  • Video: James Kassay on the First Ascent of The Wheel of Life Direct (V16)
  • Shauna Coxsey Cranks First Female Ascent of Nuthin' But Sunshine (V13)
  • Ramonet Sends Sharma's Tierra Negra (5.14d/.15a) Second Try
  • Colorado Man Dies on Grand Teton
  • Nine Climbers Murdered on Nanga Parbat
  • 12-Year-Old Mirko Caballero Crushes In Europe
  • Nalle Hukkataival Sends Long-Standing Swiss Project
  • Two Events Commemorate Layton Kor
  • The Future of Bouldering?
  • Dave Graham Cranks the Second Ascent of The Full Circle (V14)
  • Daring High Altitude Rescue on Everest Sets Records
  • Alex Puccio Third, Stöhr and Sharafutdinov Win Vail World Cup
  • Yosemite's Liberty Cap Goes Free
  • Sharma and Crew Bring First Deep Water Soloing Competition to America!
  • New Climbing Area Purchased in Kentucky
  • Climber Dies on El Cap
  • Whittaker Says Missed Sex and Salad Most
  • Possible 5.15a by Steve McClure
  • Climbing Doesn't Make Olympics
  • 5.14d First Ascent for Adam Ondra
  • Nico Favresse Sends His Hardest Crack Climb!
  • Five Climbers Missing on Kangchenjunga
  • Tragic Climbing Accident at Tahquitz Rock, California
  • Trotter, Cardwell, Traversi and Schulte Join Photo Camp
  • Kenton Cool and Dorje Gylgen Sherpa Summit Nuptse, Everest and Lhotse
  • Woods and Robinson Send The Ice Knife (V15)
  • Updated: Death on El Cap
  • Daniel Woods Establishes New V14
  • Death on Everest
  • National Park Service Authorizes Fixed Anchors in Wilderness
  • Alexander Megos Sends Frankenjura's Hardest
  • Visiting Climbers Ignored Bolt Ban, Prompting Armenian Basalt Closure
  • Climbing Banned at Idaho's Castle Rocks
  • 5.14c Onsight for Adam Ondra
  • Climbing Banned on Armenian Basalt Columns
  • James Pearson Skips Bolts and Places Gear on 5.14a
  • 5.15a First Ascent for Alex Megos
  • Ueli Steck Attacked on Everest
  • Help Layton Kor's Family
  • Lama and Arnold Blitz New Route in Alaska
  • Q&A: Samuel Johnson Solos Mount Hayes
  • Barbara Raudner Climbs Mind Control (5.14c)
  • Female Onsight of Los Humildes pa Casa (5.14a)
  • Sachi Amma Throws Down in Spain
  • Interview: Wilder Sends 5.13d Trad at the New River Gorge
  • 13-Year-Old Drew Ruana Climbs To Bolt or Not to Be (5.14a)
  • Said Belhaj Cranks 5.14d Second Try
  • Nalle Hukkataival Repeats Bügeleisen (V14)
  • Hard New Mixed Route in Alaska's Kichatna Range
  • Climber Dies in Clear Creek Canyon, Colorado
  • First Ski Descent of Grand Teton North Face
  • Solid Gold: Dan Mirsky Opens New 5.14c
  • Sherpa Killed Fixing Lines on Everest
  • Joshua Tree Climbing Area Closed Due to Vandalism
  • VIDEO#2: Honnold Sending A Gift From Wyoming
  • Everyone Wins at Piolets d'Or
  • Daniel Woods and Charlotte Durif Win SCS Nationals
  • VIDEO: Honnold Sending A Gift from Wyoming (5.13) in Yosemite
  • Ramon Julian Sends Three New 5.14's in Spain
  • Hazel Findlay Sends 5.13c Trad Testpiece
  • VIDEO: Robert Jasper's Trad M12 Scarefest
  • Megos Strikes Again with 5.15a Second Try
  • Emmett and Gresham Do First One-Day Ascent of Three Welsh Classics
  • Carlo Traversi Sends New V15 in Switzerland
  • VIDEO: Guntram Jörg Sends V14 in the Canary Islands
  • Sasha DiGiulian Sends Two 5.14bs in One Day
  • Q&A: Traversi vs The Story of Two Worlds (V15)
  • Traversi Repeats The Story of Two Worlds (V15)
  • World's First 5.14d Onsight!
  • Chris Sharma Sends La Dura Dura (5.15c)
  • The Struggle For Portugal's Hardest Sport Climb
  • Piolets d'Or Committee Hails Controversial Cerro Torre Climbs
  • George Lowe, Member of Everest '53 Team, Dead at 89
  • Paul Robinson Cranks New V15
  • Lama, Ortner, and Auer Claim Bold Winter Ascent
  • Bouldering and Speed Climbing Join 2020 Olympic Bid
  • VIDEO: Magnus Midtbø Sends Ciudad de Dios (5.14d/.15a) in Santa Linya, Spain.
  • 5.13 First Free Ascents in Chile
  • VIDEO: Mina Leslie-Wujastyk Does FFA of Jason's Roof (V10/11)
  • Kennedy/Dempster 3rd of Ogre Nominated for Piolet d'Or
  • Caldwell and Honnold Rip it Up in Zion
  • Three North Faces, Solo, in Winter. Check.
  • Ethical Debate: Dave MacLeod's Routes Disputed
  • Daniel Woods Repeats Bridge of Ashes (V15)
  • Missing Climbers Declared Dead on Broad Peak
  • Massive Ice Climbing Fall!
  • 10-Year-Old Sends God's Own Stone (5.14a) in the Red
  • Dave Graham Sends New V15
  • VIDEO: Interview With Adam Ondra
  • VIDEO: Emily Harrington on Ice and Mixed Climbing
  • VIDEO: Alex Honnold in Chile
  • Two Polish Climbers Feared Dead on Broad Peak
  • VIDEO: Mina Leslie-Wujastyk Does FFA of Careless Torque (V11)
  • Rope Jumping with Dan Osman
  • Q&A: Schulte Sends V15 in Font
  • VIDEO: Chris Sharma, Witness the Fitness (V15)
  • Jasper's Trad M12 Scarefest
  • Toru Nakajima Sends The Big Island (V15)
  • Schulte Cranking in Font
  • Spannuth Repeats La Rêve (5.14d)
  • New M12/13 in Montana
  • Woods and Puccio Win 2013 ABS Nationals
  • Ines Papert Sends New M9+ on Gear
  • Austrian Free Solos Cerro Torre
  • VINTAGE VIDEO: Dani Andrada on La Rambla (5.15a)
  • Chipping Controversy
  • New Book on How to Big Wall Climb
  • Sick Video: Nalle Hukkataival Bouldering in Penoles, Mexico.
  • Schulte Cranks in Switzerland
  • Robinson and Payne Dominate Hueco
  • Hojer Sends Dreamtime (V15)
  • Grants for Everyday People
  • Climbing Accident: Three Killed in Cairngorms
  • Woods Sends Hydrangea (V15): Updated with Photos
  • COOL VIDEO: Sasha DiGiulian on "Era Vella" 5.14d
  • Q&A: Traversi on Meadowlark Lemon (V15)
  • Honnold Rips in Mexico: Updated with New Send
  • Colin Haley Frees Classic Bolted Line in Patagonia
  • The Hueco Rock Rodeo Celebrates 20 Years
  • Q&A: Chris Sharma Stokes the Fire
  • Ondra's Spanish Rampage Continues + Raw Send Video
  • First Female M14
  • Kurt Diemberger Wins Piolet d'Or
  • Elias Wins Vail Mixed Comp
  • Winter Speed Ascent of the Diamond + Rare Repeat of Eldo Horrorshow
  • VIDEO: For the Love of the Game
  • Ondra Sends La Dura Dura 5.15c
  • Sharma Sends 5.15b Project! Updated with Video
  • New Secretary of Interior Could Be Good News For Climbers
  • First Winter Ascent of Europe's Biggest Wall
  • Dave Macleod is Back After Accident
  • VIDEO: Core's Possible V17
  • Last Great Problem of the Antarctica, Solved
  • World's First Trad M10?
  • Two Climbers Killed on Les Droites in Chamonix
  • Dave Graham Wins Spot Bouldering Comp
  • VIDEO: Malcolm Smith On Training for Hubble
  • VIDEO: David Graham Crushes in Australia
  • Dani Arnold Ice Marathon
  • The Naked Edge in 44 Minutes!
  • Sharma and Ondra Gunning for World's Hardest Route
  • John Long Accident Recovery Update
  • Q&A: Bernd Zangerl Discovers New Boulders
  • The Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest Celebrates 20 Years
  • Stanley Headwall Gets Sick New Route
  • Hojer Sends The Big Island
  • Climbing Accident: Ice Climber Killed
  • Climbing Accident: Despite Warnings, Three Injured in Mount Washington Avalanche
  • Is Patagonia Now a Playground?
  • Video + Interview: Schulte's New V13 at Indy Pass
  • Dark Horse Repeats Hueco's Hardest
  • American Women Fire Fitz Roy
  • New Mixed Route in Italian Dolomites
  • Cool Video: Making Tommy Caldwell
  • Chasing Winter Debuts: Q&A with Ashima + Video
  • Climbing Accident: Four Dead in Scottish Highlands
  • Widow's Tears Rare Repeat
  • New Slawinski Route Tribute to Guy Lacelle
  • Big New Free Route in the Black Canyon
  • Happy Birthday to Fred Beckey
  • Fresh Ascent of Sharma 5.15a
  • Fontainebleau's Hardest Repeated
  • David Lama Back to Patagonia
  • Gadd's New M11
  • Papert and Duverney Return, Win Ouray
  • Spindrift: Lama and Ortner Open Alpine Testpiece
  • Blow by Blow: Loskot's V15 Spraydown
  • Photo Gallery: Fred Beckey's Big Comeback
  • Ethical Debate: Traversi versus Blowtorch
  • V15s for Cardwell and Graham
  • Andres Marin Sends Ouray's Hardest Mixed Lines in a Day
  • VIDEO: Rad WI11 in Helmcken Falls
  • Daniel Woods Resurrects Witness the Fitness (V15)
  • Southeast's First V14? Woods Unlocks Aggravated Assault
  • Everest in 3.8 Billion Pixels
  • Two Dead on Aconcagua
  • Video: Toru Nakajima Storms Colorado
  • Cool Video: Jan Hojer Climbs Off the Wagon (V14)
  • Bill Forrest Dies
  • Q&A: V15 Maestro Nacho Sanchez Unleashed
  • Sarah Hueniken Climbs M11
  • Maurice Herzog Dies
  • Jimmy Webb Flashes V13
  • Is Chalk Toxic?
  • 11-Year-Old Repeats Sharma Testpiece
  • 10 Best Photos of 2012
  • Most Beautiful Unclimbed Line in Patagonia Climbed
  • Most Beautiful Unclimbed Line in Patagonia Climbed
  • John Long Accident Details and Update
  • A Close Encounter With Dean Potter
  • 12 Best Climbers of 2012
  • New Yosemite Vid: Mina Leslie-Wujastyk, Dave Mason Wrap Great U.S.Tour
  • David Lama Sounds Off on Cerro Torre, Pakistan and More
  • Wild Country Recalls Helium Carabiners
  • Longstanding Eldo Project Freed at Last
  • John Long: What I've Learned
  • Will Gadd, Out of Retirement, Wins Big Again
  • VIDEO: Chris Sharma on Inspiration
  • PeeWee FA's One of World's Hardest Cracks
  • Edlinger Died in Fall Down Stairs
  • Search Called Off for Three Missing Climbers
  • Nine Ways To Spray About Yourself
  • Three Cups of Tea Author's Death, Suicide
  • John Long Seriously Injured in Fall
  • Sean McColl Victorious at La Sportiva Legends Only
  • Sam Davis Repeats Blood of a Young Wolf (V14)
  • VIDEO: Petzl RocTrip Argentina
  • James Kassay Gets FA of Wheel of Life Direct, Australia
  • VIDEO: Ondra 9a Flash!
  • TNB: Baddest Climb of the Year
  • Video Spotlight
    Chris Sharma - Back in Business! Second Ascent of Joe Mama (5.15a)
    Chris Sharma - Back in Business! Second Ascent of Joe Mama (5.15a)
    Whipper of the Month
    Weekend Whipper: Trad Dyno Attempt at Fair Head, Northern Ireland
    Weekend Whipper: Trad Dyno Attempt at Fair Head, Northern Ireland
     



    Mason Earle Establishes New 5.14 Crack Climb

    13-Mar-2015
    By Hayden Carpenter

    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:


    Yesterday I sent my long term project in Bartlett Wash, outside of Moab. I found this crack in 2012, and have been working it on and off ever since. This crack has the wildest and most sustained movement of any route I've ever climbed, and it's severely overhanging for the entire 30 meters. A true geometric anomaly. Yesterday I had the fire in my eyes, and I knew I could give it a solid go. It went down first try of the day with @sketchy_andy belaying in a swami and @miahwatt snapping pics. Head over to his page for a picture of the tape job I used on the route. Thanks to everybody who belayed me on this thing, and thanks to my Moab crew for giving me a home whilst I toiled away on the proj @eddiebauer @blackdiamond @fiveten_official

    A photo posted by Kinloch Mason Earle (@mason_earle) on

    Reader's Commentary:

    Don't want to use Facebook, but still want to comment? We have you covered:

    Add Your Comments to this article:
    Hello