Harry Edwards’ FA of Frequency (5.14d)
The 17-year-old's first ascent means the new route could be one of the hardest lines in the United States.
As Rock and Ice reported on last week, the 17-year-old Harry Edwards recently made the first ascent of Frequency (5.14d), in East Clear Creek, Arizona.
This rough cut shows Edwards’ exhaustive efforts to climb the line, particularly his struggle with the crux dyno that guards the chains. Edwards thinks the climbing up to the dyno merits 5.14c on its own.
“I’m predicting that for a large percentage of climbers who have succeeded on consensus routes in the 14d and 15a grades, the dyno is going to be murderously hard,” said Harry. “It’s such a long move! I’m six-feet tall, I tend to be pretty good at dynos, and it took me forever. I tried it for months without being able to stick it a single time off the hang.”