/ NEWS: New Yosemite Line by Nico Favresse: Eye of Sauron

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UKC News - on 28 Nov 2017
Belgian climber and member of the notorious 'Wild Bunch', Nicolas Favresse, has established a seriously steep and hard new trad line in Yosemite Valley's Ribbon Falls alongside Alix Morris and Drew Smith. The 400m line has been named Eye of Sauron and features difficulties up to 7c+/8a, breachingĀ a huge roof to the left of Gates of Delirium.

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USBRIT - on 28 Nov 2017
In reply to UKC News:

Really great effort on a spectacular rock feature
bensilvestre - on 28 Nov 2017
In reply to UKC News:

That roof looks insane
Michael Hood - on 28 Nov 2017
In reply to bensilvestre:
But not particularly hard by elite standards, which means that it's been missed by many capable climbers.
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Stephen R Young - on 29 Nov 2017
In reply to Michael Hood:
It means he has a good eye for a new route.

Michael Gordon - on 29 Nov 2017
In reply to Michael Hood:

> But not particularly hard by elite standards, which means that it's been missed by many capable climbers.

Understandably?
MischaHY - on 29 Nov 2017
In reply to Michael Hood:

8a trad makes it E8 though. There's not that many folk up for multipitch E8, even amongst the elite. It may have cracks but I'm willing to bet it's still no bolted route. Hope they filmed the ascent/process!
SuperLee1985 - on 29 Nov 2017
In reply to UKC News:

Got that damn song in my head again now!

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