On February 21, 2015, Caroline (Caro) North and Christine Huber (AU) reached the summit of 10,262-foot Cerro Torre via the Ragni Route (M4 90 degrees, 600m), marking the first all-female team ascent, done free and unsupported, of the Patagonian tower.
I first noticed the line, at the Sabbatical Wall in Indian Creek, Utah, last spring. I was mesmerized by its 150-foot wildly overhanging dihedral system composed of multiple offwidth roofs, all set on alluring red-brown Wingate 200 feet off the ground.
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Big Reinhold, Little Reinhold by Ed Webster chapter 2


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"Standing amidst such a group, pinching myself yet again to make absolutely certain this was really happening, I watched, listened and photographed the very first meeting of two of the climbing world's greatest legends, as Royal and Reinhold turned toward each other and shook hands," writes Webster.

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