Watch Barbara Zangerl nail Meltdown in Yosemite
It's all in the details. The cam in her mouth and pre-clipped to the rope to save time at the start. The other cams taped to her harness to be as efficient as possible. And, at the end, her instinctive brushing of all the holds.
Check out Barbara Zangerl and her 28 October repeat of Meltdown (5.14c) in Yosemite, USA. Established by Beth Rodden in 2008, in these 15 years the route has become the ultimate trad testpiece in the Valley, and one of the world’s hardest crack climbs. Repeated previously only by Carlo Traversi in 2018 and Jacopo Larcher in 2022.