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Video: North Idaho rock climber perseveres at Laclede

One of Jason Luthy's many failed attempts to climb the Laclede Project. (Courtesy)
One of Jason Luthy's many failed attempts to climb the Laclede Project. (Courtesy)

CLIMBING -- "For years, I have walked under this steep, unrated and unredpointed overhang wondering if it was possible for me," writes North Idaho climber Jason Luthy, referring to a granite challenge near Sandpoint at Laclede.

"After upgrading the bolts a few years ago, I began to put in work to figure out the moves.

"This fall, I was able to put in earnest effort and clipped the chains (on Oct. 23). Lots of learning on this one. Huge thanks to everyone who gave a belay!

Following many foiled attempts, the short video below shows Luthy's first ascent of his long-standing Laclede Project.

Mother of All Battles from J. Luthy on Vimeo.

 



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