Mountain Hardwear athlete Ethan Pringle fired up Freerider, the daunting 35 pitch route on the Southwest Face of El Capitan in Yosemite Valley, in a 36 hour push. Pringle freed every pitch, with only one quick slip off the rock on pitch 23. Amazing views, incredible climbing, and just the right amount of the wide stuff.
Congrats on the impressive send Ethan! Below are some images by fellow Mountain Hardwear athlete Cheyne Lempe. See more of his photos on his Instagram page here.
[Ethan Pringle a long way off the deck on Freerider. Photo by Cheyne Lempe.]
[And then things got wide. Photo by Cheyne Lempe.]