It was first bolted by Timmy Heggeny a few years ago but nobody climbed it. With Heggeny’s permission, McCormick made short work of the route and then moved on to Alien Nation (M10), topping that route out on the same day. “The start has a couple of really cool, big, dynamic moves,” McCormick says. “It then requires continuously big pulls to the finishing ice pillar.”
As for the, “The Prime Directive,” originated from the Prime Directive of Star Trek’s Starfleet and their General Order number one. The Prime Directive dictates that there can be no interference with the internal development of alien civilizations.
Jeremy Dowdy, Michael Wejchert and Kevin Mahoney were all witness to Matt’s new route. Wejchert as joined in on the fun by sending SNRS (M8+) and so did Mahoney by also climbing Alien Nation. Nice work fellas.