The Syllable. On November 7, 1971, Sibylle Hechtel shared with me the first ascent of a fine line just left of The Sequel, which we christened “The Syllable”. There is some speculation that Jim Madsen and partner climbed this route before us, mistaking it for the Sequel, though we found no evidence of a prior ascent. A huge dangerous flake can be avoided by moving left below it. NCCS III, F8.