Sisyphys Summits (5.11a) Ha Ling

Sisyphys Summits (5.11a) Ha Ling

Sisyphus Summits on Ha Ling was a trip! Supposedly the longest sport climb north of Mexico, this 23 pitch 5.10d/11a felt a lot easier than the grade. I expected the climb to take under four hours so we started at 1:30pm, but due to some bizarre rope issues and the fact that it was Abi’s first time climbing limestone (and first season of climbing), we topped out around 8pm. I had heard some criticisms of the bolting and the climbing, but we found it super enjoyable. I led (and onsighted) every pitch, linking two for one for the first ten pitches, then linking three for one as we got higher. The climb was bolted on rappel by legendary Skaha route developer Hugh Lenney, who tragically died a few years ago. I think we all owe him a posthumous Thank You for a fantastic route on an iconic face…

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