Elan Jonas McRae sends the 3rd Ascent of „Sacrifice“ (9a+) im Echo Canyon near Calgary in Canada after the first ascenter Adam Ondra and the Bolter Evan Hau. It was his first 9a+ Route.

About two years ago, Evan handed over his project to Adam Ondra, who was first ascented at the end of his journey after he had failed in the „Fight Club“. Adam was also redpointed „Disbelief“ (9b). The route is to the right of „Honor and Glory“ (9a). The Crux is Adam-like  tough „Kneebar bouldering problem“.

„I sent sacrifice 5.15a today! So excited to redeem myself after injuring my knee on it last year.
I couldn’t have done it if not for my amazing girlfriend @jessiclimbs coming up with me consistently and supporting me along the whole process. It was also amazing to have @bobspatterson belay me on the send.
What a fight!!“

Photo: (c) Serena Polt