Sacrifice always pays off.
Evan Hau is the first canadian to climb a 9a+ grade.12 June 2020
The canadian climbers has just repeated Sacrifice, the world famous route in Echo Canyon.
Some years ago he has bolted the line but he wasn't able to climb it. He showed his creaction to Mr. Adam Ondra, who took the FA. Finally, after a good period of training during the quarantine, Evan has been able to reach the chain of it, becoming the first Canadian to climb a 9a+. About this send he says:
"I bolted Sacrifice in 2016 but it seemed impossible at the time. I showed it to Adam Ondra when he visited the area in 2018 and he was able to figure out a sequence and get the FA. I started really focusing on Sacrifice in 2019 and made really good progress eventually one hanging a few times. I trained hard all winter specifically for Sacrifice. Covid-19 changed my training plans but my wife and I were able to adapt with strength and endurance workouts at home doing body weight and weighted exercises as well as hangboard. It seemed to work out quite well as I felt stronger on the route this year compared to last year and I was able to take it down pretty quick this year once climbing was opened in Alberta."