Kyle Mears gets Next Level Steep
Kenny Smith, the master of ridiculously steep and exposed lines, rode this same face a few years ago, but I never saw any video. Steep is one thing but the length of this line makes it particularly noteworthy. Often challenging vertical faces involve letting gravity go to work and not worrying about braking, but this face is too big for that. And yet Kyle Mears keeps it in control the whole way down. Kyle rode this on a stock Orbea Rallon (Orbea is Kyle’s new sponsor for 2017).
NOTE – F-Bomb in the audio at the end
I got sweaty palms just writing about this…