Traversi e Webb climb Empath
The curious story behind the route20 October 2020
Jimmy Webb has climbed Empath, 5.15a, 9a+, just after a great FA by Carlo Traversi.
The story behind these ascents is quite funny. Some years ago, Jimmy was hiking around looking for some boulders. He found this amazing line but he wasn’t really interested in sport climbing, so he texted Carlo Traversi with all the infos. Carlo bolted the line, founding it amazing. In october 2020 the circle has been closed. One week ago, Carlo has climbed the line, claiming the FA. Two years ago, Jimmy has also climbed the line. With Empath, Webb signs his first 9a+ and he says that this line is one of the best in the US. Some others climbers are looking for an ascent, like Ethan Pringle and Nalle Hukkataival, who would like to climb it with the trad gear.
From Jimmy Webb & Carlo Traversi’s IG page