By onsighting Cosi fan tutte in the Piscineta sector at Rodellar, Spain, Norwegian Magnus Midtbø has become the 5th climber to onsight 8c+ or harder.
Fellow Norwegian, Henning Wang, who could more or less be considered a Santa Linya local by now, was there to capture the action with his camera. Magnus tells the whole epic story of what happened, but let me just give you a teaser by saying it involves swimming 200m upstream in ~10 degree water...
Magnus has spent some time at Santa Linya this spring, trying to repeat Chris Sharma's Neanderthal, 9b, but this time it would seem the stars didn't align quite right and it wasn't to be.
According to Wang, Magnus fell 26 times on the crux dyno. After this there is a jug, then a couple of tricky moves before a no-hands-rest. From here, you "only" have to climb an 8m ~8b to reach the top.
Better luck next time and, besides, what better way to finish the trip than with an 8c+ onsight instead?
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