The Kryptonite (5.14d) send-train continues up at the Fortress of Solitude in Colorado. Carlo Traversi clipped the chains on March 23, Daniel Woods earlier this month and now Jon Cardwell over the weekend.
Kryptonite is an iconic climb—the first of its grade in North America—established by Tommy Caldwell in the winter of 1999. Woods, Traversi and Cardwell, along with Ryan Sewell and Matty Hong, have been working the route together since February.
“The send was a pretty wild experience,” says Cardwell. “I set off, hitting every sequence the best I could. The last few moves were the most intense, I wasn’t thinking much, just gunning for the next hold”
IMAGE: Daniel Woods takes down Kryptonite (5.14d) at the Fortress of Solitude, Colorado. Photo by Jon Cardwell.