Jon Cardwell fights through less-than-favorable conditions only to find himself at a true mental crux on the Virgin River Gorge test-piece, Necessary Evil (5.14c).  First climbed by Chris Sharma nearly 20 years ago, the route continues to test the world's most talented climbers.  Run Time: 4:34

Photography: Greg Mionske, Matty Hong

Producer: Greg Mionske, Matty Hong

Edit: Greg Mionske, Matty Hong