Camargo climbs Brazil's first 8c+

© Camargo coll.

Felipe Camargo has made the first ascent of Premonição, 8c+, at Serra do Cipó, Brazil, 'an amazing route on a really "Brazilian" type of limestone.'

Felipe Camargo on the start crux of Premonição, 8c+, Serra do Cipó, Brazil  © Camargo coll.
Felipe Camargo on the start crux of Premonição, 8c+, Serra do Cipó, Brazil
© Camargo coll.

Premonição (Premonition), is basically a direct version of Poltergeist, 8b, adding a new start which links directly in to the crux of the original route, making it something like an 8A/+ boulder followed by an 8b+ route.
According to Felipe, this would mean 8c+, making it the first of the grade in the country.

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Felipe Camargo is a Brazilian sport climber and boulderer. He kickstarted his climbing career by winning the 2006 Brazilian Climbing Championships and has climbed up to Font 8C and French 9b.

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2 Mar, 2012
"Brazilian type of limestone" - waxed perhaps? Does look like funky rock though.
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