Another 9a by Larcherby Björn Pohl - UKC Dec/2012
This news story has been read 2,538 times
Italian, Jacopo Larcher continius his good form from the Red River Gorge a while back and repeats Jungle speed, 9a, at Siurana.
Jungle speed was put up in 2010 by the German climber Daniel Jung. The very short route, only 12 meters, can be found in the La Capella sector, and as if that not bouldery enough, the main difficulties are concentrated to the very first moves, where one has to negotiate two 7C+ cruxes to reach the "easy" 8a+-ish terrain above.
Jacopo's ascent was the fourth after Jung, Pirmin Bertle and Sasha Gerzha.
Tonight's Friday Night Video is another great piece of work from UKC user David Linnett of Bald Eagle Productions. Climber... Read more
Over the hill? The wrong side of 40? Too many birthdays? Age is often used as an excuse to slow down and pursue less adventurous... Read more
Jacopo Larcher has made the first tradtional ascent of Alessandro Manini's route Lapoterapia, 8c, at Osso, Italy. He has... Read more
Jacopo Larcher of Italy and Barbara Zangerl of Austria recently made a free ascent of El Nio 5.13c/8a+/A0 on El Capitan. Barbara... Read more