10-year-old Cameron Hörst onsights 5.13a at Shelf Road

posted by dpm on 06/23/2011


Just one week ago, training-for-climbing expert Eric Hörst and family loaded up the wagon and headed west for a month of climbing in Colorado and Wyoming.  The first stop on the trip was Shelf Road, Colorado where 10-year-old Cameron tied in below Super Phrique (5.13a) and climbed to the chains first try for a pure onsight.  Eric commented, "No preview, no beta.  He just hiked the steep 3-bolt pocket route.  I couldn't even dog through the powerful crux.  Sick!"  With a strong start to the trip we'll look for more from the Hörst family in the coming weeks.  Stay tuned for a more in-depth story as well.  


Cameron at the Red River Gorge.  Eric Hörst photo.