Edu Marin repeats Chilam Balam, ~9b

© Marin coll.

Edu Marin has repeated Barnabé Fernandez' Chilam Balam, the 80m F9b, at Villanueva del Rosario, north of Malaga, Spain.

Edu Marin and his father after Edu's ascent of Chilam balam, ~9b  © Marin coll.
Edu Marin and his father after Edu's ascent of Chilam balam, ~9b
© Marin coll.

As predicted/suspected a few days ago when Dani Andrada made the 4th ascent, Edu Marin has now made the fifth* ascent of Chilam Balam.

*- Barnabé Fernandez

- Adam Ondra

- Seb Bouin

- Dani Andrada

- Edu Marin

Edu says that it's nice to dream... but more beautiful to make the dream reality! Today I was allowed to do the beautiful Chilam Balam!

After three months of work, I managed to reach the next level and ascend one of the most difficult routes in Europe. It has been a physical as well as mental struggle, where I had to give my all.

In the photo, with my best father! Happy... Very happy!

For the final bouldery crux section, Dani and Edu first tried with Ondra's beta, but eventually they changed and the did Seb Bouin's sequence instead. Apparently they're using different footholds.
In order to lessen the rope drag on the 80m route, they pulled the rope out of the first draws at a knee bar some way up the route.

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Edu has climbed at the highest level from a very young age, red-pointing 8c at fifteen; on-sighting 8b+ at sixteen and climbing 9a at seventeen. He has climbed routes of 9b and achieved World Championship...

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19 Nov, 2015
Flippin heck, his bicep has biceps!
19 Nov, 2015
What does the asterisk against 'fifth ascent' and 'Barnabé ' mean? Is it a reference to the doubt that people had about Barnabé's FA claim or something else? Or have I completely missed something?
20 Nov, 2015
No, no, it just means it's listed below.
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