This past May, the BD Athlete Team got together for two days in Saint George, Utah, to hang out, test new products, and climb. Of course with heavy hitters like Nalle Hukkataival and Carlo Traversi at the cliff, a few evening sends went down.
We all knew it was stupid. It was 109 degrees, humid enough to necessitate a swimsuit and with nearly no shade. I was upside-down, clinging to the underside of a boulder. The rock felt like a sauna stone against my face. Sweat and dirt stung my eyes. My hands burned, and slipped. This was not sending conditions. It was stupid, but we couldn’t help ourselves.
J-Star suggested an upgrade from Kinder's original 5.14d/5.15a rating to a solid 5.15a.
It's Kinder's first 5.15a and one just a handful in North America.