After a 15 year hiatus from Siurana, Spain, Sonnie Trotter returns to spend 6 days and over a dozen attempts to send the classic spanish test piece, Estado Critico (5.14d/9a).
Estado Critico is a 40m testpiece in the El Pati sector of Siurana. The first ascent was made by Ramon Julian in 2004.
“Project SENT!!! WHOA—WHAT an amazing feeling. I honestly can’t express how shocked and relieved I am. At first, I thought it was going to be impossible for me (as I was barely able to hold the holds), BUT it is incredible what a motivating climbing partner, Blutrich Ofer, a supporting wife, Lydia Zamorano, and six or so VERY hard fought days of session can do. I was so lucky to have perfect conditions tonight, and thanks to Kiff (my stranger belayer) and friends for the positive vibrations. What an outrageous climb. It’s Miller time.”