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Must Watch: This slickrock line is not for the faint of heart

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Slickrock, contrary to its name, provides an insane level of grip. For most of us, that means simply feeling a little more confident on the Slickrock trail, or something like Captain Ahab, but if you’ve got the skills, it can allow for what should be impossible. This video of local Moab shredder (and owner of the Whole Enchilada Shuttle Company), proves just that as Kyle Mears calmly rides down one of the steepest spines we’ve ever seen.

Kyle mentions on Facebook that he woke up on the last day of the year wanting to ride this, but the inspiration goes to Kenny Smith for riding it years back and proving it was possible. We’re just happy that Kevin Bergeron was there to capture it all on camera! Great riding as usual, Mears.

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Racer
Racer
6 years ago

Balls of unobtainium!

bearcol
bearcol
6 years ago

WOW! I’m amazed at how well he kept his speed in check before gravity took over.

Dave
Dave
6 years ago

Damn.

Insightful audio commentary.

Allan
Allan
6 years ago
Reply to  Dave

LOL

DougB
DougB
6 years ago

Would love to see a profile of that spine…

Allan
Allan
6 years ago
Reply to  DougB

Yes. I’m not about to doubt that shi* is steep, but everything looks even more ridiculously steep from a head-on angle, especially in a 2D video. Impressive nonetheless, but I think it looks more vertical than it probably is from this perspective.

Mechanic
Mechanic
6 years ago
Reply to  Allan

You wouldn’t ride it. You cannot see beyond 8ft.

Joenomad
Joenomad
6 years ago

More like Sick Rock!

Keith Donaldson
6 years ago

And he rode it on a stock Orbea Rallon…provided by his 2017 bike sponsor, Orbea of course.

bryan
bryan
6 years ago

That strava Kom will last a long time

lop
lop
6 years ago
Reply to  bryan

Nah. I’m just going to hike to the top and toss my Garmin straight down. That oughta do it.

bryan
bryan
6 years ago
Reply to  lop

Touche’

hllclmbr
hllclmbr
6 years ago

Is it vertical? Nope. Could you walk down in without rock climbing shoes? Nope.

Tenzing Norgay
Tenzing Norgay
6 years ago

Meh, I’ll be impressed when someone…climbs..it!

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