Harrington stars in Rifle
Emily Harrington made the first female ascent of The Seven P.M. Show 5.14a/8b+ at Rifle Mountain Park (Colorado). Her success came on June 25, after about 6 days of work. It’s already second 8b+ done by 20-year old American, following Zulu, also in Rifle, in October of 2005. Her prior hardest routes include Living in Fear 5.13d/ 8b at Rifle (September 2005) and Dolce Vita 8a+ at Céüse (2002).
The Seven P.M. Show 5.14a is a benchmark 5.14a in the Winchester Cave. It became famous for the footage which had appeared in Eric Perlman’s Masters of Stone 4. In the video the moves of the route were shown by the first ascentionist, Frenchman J.B. Tribout who had opened the route in 1996. Tribout gave the climb grade 5.14b, but it was later downgraded.