Glowacz and Heuber - 16 Pitch 8b - Venezuela

by Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC Dec/2010
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The stunning Roraima Tepuis, 197 kbThe stunning Roraima Tepuis
© Klaus Fengler

Stefan Glowacz on Behind the Rainbow, 128 kbStefan Glowacz on Behind the Rainbow
© Klaus Fengler
Stefan Glowacz and Holger Heuber have succeeded in climbing their new route Behind the Rainbow on the north face La Proa on Tepuis Roraima in the Venezuelan jungle.

The route is sixteen pitches in length with difficulties up to F8b.

Glowacz had previously attempted the route accompanied by the late Kurt Albert in the spring of this year but had not succeeded due to bad weather.

"Behind the Rainbow is in my opinion the perfect route. It gets more difficult towards the top and each pitch has its own character and the scenery is absolutely amazing. This adventure was unique for me," said Stefan Glowacz just hours after his ascent.

The climb was filmed and will no doubt be hitting screens soon.

Jugging on the route Behind the Rainbow
UKC News, Dec 2010
© Klaus Fengler

The waterfalls on the wall of the Roraima Tepuis, 127 kbThe waterfalls on the wall of the Roraima Tepuis
© Klaus Fengler

Stefan is the founder of Red Chili and is sponsored by Wild Country

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