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UKC News - on 12 Feb 2018
Tom Randall has made the first trad ascent of Spain's hardest crack. La Fuerza de la Gravedad (8b+) in Vadiello in Northern Spain was established by Carlos "Citro" Logroño last year, and immediately became one of Europe's hardest crack lines. Unlike the rest of these routes, La Fuerza leads up a limestone crack. The crag is situated close to well-known sport climbing mecca Rodellar.

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GrahamD - on 12 Feb 2018
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> Tom Randall has made the first trad ascent of Spain's hardest crack. La Fuerza de la Gravedad (8b+) in Vadiello in Northern Spain

"In terms of grading, Tom thinks placing the gear on lead would equate to something like soft 8b when compared to a lot of other cracks."

 

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andi turner - on 12 Feb 2018
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He's got some digits on him that Citro! Makes me look like a piano player.

SuperLee1985 - on 13 Feb 2018
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Nice one Tom!

 

Can someone please enlighten my as to what is meant by "fixed natural protection" on the original ascent?

Is this just an obscure way of saying pre-placed gear?

Dave Garnett - on 13 Feb 2018
In reply to SuperLee1985:

> Nice one Tom!

> Can someone please enlighten my as to what is meant by "fixed natural protection" on the original ascent?

Threads, presumably.

 

matthewbpt - on 13 Feb 2018
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Watching the video of the original ascent, that is indeed what is meant. Cams are pre-placed all the way up the crack.


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