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Sonnie Trotter making the first free ascent of Cobra Crack at Squamish in Canada on 26 June 2006
Photo by Paul Bride
Sonnie Trotter making the first free ascent of Cobra Crack at Squamish in Canada on 26 June 2006
Photo by Paul Bride

Sonnie Trotter climbing Cobra Crack at Squamish in Canada

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The video of Sonnie Trotter making the first free ascent of Cobra Crack at Squamish in Canada, freed in 2006 and to this day one of the hardest crack climbs in the world.

After about 40 attempts spread out over three years of efforts, on 26 June 2006 Sonnie Trotter made the first free ascent of Cobra Crack at the Cirque of the Uncrackables above Squamish in Canada. Originally ascended with A2 aid by Squamish local Peter Croft in the 1980’s, the overhanging, 30m high finger crack foiled the attempts of many of the world’s best, including Swissman Didier Berthod, until 27-year-old Trotter completed what at the time hailed as the hardest pure crack climb in the world. The Canadian has now released old footage of the ascent and line that has inspired generations.



Cobra Crack, Cirque of the Uncrackables, Squamish

First ascent: Peter Croft A2 aid
2006 Sonnie Trotter, Canada
2008 Nicolas Favresse, Belgium
2008 Ethan Pringle, USA
2008 Matt Segal, USA
2009 Will Stanhope, Canada
2009 Yuji Hirayama, Japan
2011 Alex Honnold, USA
2013 Pete Whittaker, UK
2013 Tom Randall, UK
2016 Ben Harnden, Canada
2017 Mason Earle, USA

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