Fortaleza, first 8C in Brazil by Camargo

© Camargo coll.

Felipe Camargo has made the first ascent of Fortaleza, Font 8C, at Ubatuba, east of São Paulo, Brazil. If confirmed this is the first 8C in the country.

Felipe Camargo on Fortaleza, ~8C, Ubatuba, Brazil  © Camargo coll.
Felipe Camargo on Fortaleza, ~8C, Ubatuba, Brazil
© Camargo coll.

This confirmation could come sooner rather than later as Paul Robinson is on his way there right now. But then again Brazil is an absolutely huge country which will be difficult to cover in two weeks...

Felipe says that this is a dream come true and that he is very happy. It's the hardest thing he has ever climbed, but as it's a first ascent, it's impossible to be sure about the grade.

Judging from the photos, this thing is not only hard, but also a stunning line in the best possible location!

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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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17 Jul, 2014
Beautiful-looking boulder!
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