Basque Power...8c+ on gearby Mick Ryan Aug/2006
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Lurgorri is 250 metres, six pitches long, and is equipped in minimilistic style, the crux first pitch is 8c+ and has no bolts. Where there are bolts, like the 5th pitch, they are a long way apart... 8 bolts in 55m!
The Basque brothers did the route intially on aid early in the summer and then began working it free succeeding on a continuous ascent last week with Iker leading the crux first pitch. Goodness help the second ascensionists if they do it onsight.
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