Meltdown | E11/8c+ Trad climb

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A project of Ron Kauk's before he suffered an injury which stopped him trying the line. Beth Rodden then invested substantial time and energy in to the line before making the first ascent in 2008. The line then waited an incredible 10 years before receiving a second ascent from Carlo Traversi.

Contributors: remus

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Beth Rodden
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Added at 16:11 on 14 November 2022
Carlo Traversi
Added at 16:11 on 14 November 2022
Connor Herson
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Added at 19:11 on 26 November 2023

Ascents

5 recorded ascents.

Climber Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Beth Rodden Lead | worked 14th Feb 2008
First ascent.

An incredible ascent of one of the hardest pieces of trad climbing in the world at the time.

References

[1] https://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/features/beth_rodden_-meltdown__e11-_interview-864

[2] https://www.instagram.com/p/Ck8kSrKJrnY/

Carlo Traversi Lead | worked Nov 2018
Second ascent.

A huge thanks to Beth Rodden for the vision, tenacity, and incredible climbing ability that brought this route to life over 10 years ago. The First Ascent of this route is a benchmark in the history of climbing and is one of the most impressive achievements I can think of in the last few decades. Respect.

References

[1] https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/carlo-traversi-repeats-meltdown-beth-rodden-masterpiece-yosemite.html

[2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km6wJHdBOkg

Jacopo Larcher Lead | worked Nov 2022
Third ascent.
Barbara Zangerl Lead | worked 28th Oct 2023
Fourth ascent.
Connor Herson Lead | worked 23rd Nov 2023
Fifth ascent.

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/C0Hcwqkujq2/