It took 10 days of work scattered over a few weeks, but PhysiVāntage athlete Cameron Hörst (age 18) redpointed his first 5.14d/9a on August 29, 2019.
The route, Moonshine, is sparsely populated with small finger pockets and tiny, slippery foot edges. It's a classic power-endurance route with a short V7 intro section into a long vicious V13. The first good hold (for rest) is attained at 1:33 in the video...thus, the success strategy is to climb as fast and efficiently as possible through both boulders with no stopping to chalk or attempt to rest. This power-endurance feat is made harder by the fact that Moonshine sits at nearly 9,000 elevation (approximately 30% less oxygen than at sea level)—certainly one of the highest 5.14d climbs in the world. (The route was established in 2012 by local BJ Tilden, and repeated on by David Graham, Daniel Woods, Ryan Sewell, and Jonathan Siegrist.) Cameron has been using prototypes of all three PhysiVāntage products most of the past year.
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