/ NEWS: UK/USA/Belgian Team Add Venezuela Mega Route
The route is now named Kids With Guns and goes at a grade of 5.13a, A3, E6 6c.
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=66949
What a location, climbing behind a waterfall!
What an adventure. Makes me want to quit and go do it!
Superb effort! More pics required!
That looks absolutely wonderful, and in true UKC style I'm going to stick my neck out and say that on the basis of the information provided I don't think we'll be seeing E6 leaders queuing up to tackle it.
I don't think many people are freeing 5.13a big walls...at least outside of yosemite. Even then it's got a be a pretty niche group of climbers. Heroes!
That was my thought too. 7c+ is usually seen as being the very top of the E6 grade even on roadside sport climbs with no objective danger at all. To give E6 to a remote big-wall trad 7c+ is really pushing credibility.
Top effort to the team anyway - just a great shame they didn't have time to free it all.
i know, too much praise. im worried. plus, no-one has asked what they've done on grit either.
Well, we know what they've done on grit - anyone got a link to that video of GU taking the Gaia flyer?!
This is the expedition that received funding from Berghaus as part of their Adventure Challenge initiative.
We had a bit of a bun fight over the voting back in September - http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=64131
Sounds like a task for you, John?
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