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Cold temperatures can often be a climber's friend, increasing friction and turning once impossible holds into viable options. Too cold however and the risk of numb extremities can limit a climber's chances of success as they struggle to maintain both concentration and grip. During his push attempt on 'Sendero Luminoso,' Nik Berry was tested to his absolute limit as cold winds sapped his strength and precision on the crux pitch. However, with a little luck and a serious amount of effort, Nick managed to maintain his composure; putting the climb together in a single continuous push. This marked the first time that the route, an old Steve Quinlan aid line, had been successfully free climbed. Nik's success came, in no small part, thanks to his fellow team members David Allfrey, who climbed with him on the push and Mason Earle, who climbed all of the route's pitches clean during separate sessions. Nik Berry Cruises 5.13d Big Wall 'Sendero Luminoso' In Freezing Conditions | Operation Hooker, Ep. 3

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Operation Hooker

Operation Hooker

3 episodes Latest 13th Jan 2015
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Mason Earle, Nik Berry, and Dave Allfrey set out on a two year mission to climb one of the hardest big walls in North America on Mt. Hooker in the Wind River Range of Wyoming. This 1,800 foot monolith boasts some of the best free climbing terrain around but its remote location makes it difficult to access and tame. Watch as this team of three attempts their "most bad-ass project" to date.

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