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Chilam Balam ft. Dani Andrada and Edu Marin Video

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In November this year, Spanish climbers Dani Andrada and Edu Marin made the 4th and 5th repeats respectively of Chilam Balam 9a+/b at Villanueva del Rosario near Malaga in Spain, first climbed by Barnabé Fernandez in 2003.

A great new video has been released by Boreal featuring their ascents, which also gives an insight into the dedication that climbing a route of this calibre (and length - 85m!) requires...


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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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2 Dec, 2015
A quality video , stunning route in a truly beautiful part of the world , wonderful stuff & fantastic climbing .
2 Dec, 2015
It is crazy the level the top climbers are at. I thought the route was going to be pitched out into three! That's some serious stamina.
2 Dec, 2015
Dani Andrada managed to find 25 no hands rests on it apparently! Still nails though...
2 Dec, 2015
Cool video and a bit different from the norm. The functional biomechanics sounded interesting. Thought the drone footage was very good. I think this route is hard to photograph from anywhere else yet the drone manages to capture it in its entirety. Shame they have to keep chopping the footage up every few seconds. If it took an hour to climb I suppose the drone wouldn't have sufficient battery life to stay up.
3 Dec, 2015
Great video and those guys are amazing. Edu Marin's dad sounds pretty nails too! Pity the subtitles are lost in the background at times.
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