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UKC News - on 11 Jan 2018
19 year-old Jim Pope has onsighted the classic 8b+ Kale Borroka in Siurana, Spain, becoming only the fourth British climber to onsight the grade after Steve McClure, Tom Bolger and Alex Barrows.

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spidermonkey09 - on 11 Jan 2018
In reply to UKC News:

Kalea or Kale? Someone decide!

Ed Booth - on 11 Jan 2018
In reply to UKC News:

What about Ed Hamer on Kale Borroka. Or was that a flash? 

In reply to Ed Booth:

Flashed by Ed.

It's Kale Borroka but the route seems to be known by many as 'Kalea'. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kale_borroka

Petar Samkov - on 11 Jan 2018
In reply to UKC News:What, is all these name details so important, no one to shake his hand . This 19 year old boy has ON SIGHTED 8b+ . Awesome job, massive well done Jim !!!

 

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spidermonkey09 - on 11 Jan 2018
In reply to Natalie Berry - UKC:

Interesting- thanks!

Ramon Marin - on 12 Jan 2018
In reply to Natalie Berry - UKC:

Is Kale Borroka, which is the street war that the basques separatist wage against the Spanish. Kale means street (but can be spelled Kalea as well when you use it like Oxford Street) and Borroka means fight. Street guerrilla warfare was very popular in the 90's, when the route was climbed, before the Basques settled their differences with Spain.

Ged Desforges - on 12 Jan 2018

What a performance.  Can't quite comprehend climbing that headwall onsight after battling up the crack.  Although I'd imagine he wasn't battling very hard on that section.  Well done Jim.

 


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