Trad Climbing Video
The game of climbing traditional routes can be pretty exciting. Often the gear can be difficult to finagle into the crack, and the climbing can be hard. But the lines are amazing!
In April of 2008, Matt Segal made the second free ascent of an extension to China Doll in Boulder Canyon, Colorado, on April 23, 2008. The extension adds a 30-foot, traditionally protected, thin crack (5.13d R for the extension, 5.14a for the 130-foot extended route) to the original China Doll (5.13c, 100'), bolted and first climbed by Bob Horan in the mid-1990s, in a single pitch. Mike Patz made the first free ascent on July 5, 2007.
The Alpinist made a cool write-up of Segal's ascent.