One of the last big wall problems has been climbed in the Patagonian region of Torres del Paine. British Climbers Mike “Twid” Turner, Jerry Gore, Calum Muskett and French cameraman Raphael Jochaud climbed the SE Face of the South Tower, the tallest of the three famous Towers of Paine. The team was hit with strong winds and a bad storm which prevented them from topping the wall out. The route is graded A3+, 900 m, VI.
On a smaller note, Daniel Woods has sent a project at Thunder Ridge bouldering area in Colorado. The route was first tried in 2011 by Rob D’Anastasio and Jan Glassberg, but deemed it a project, ” The first move is the crux and revolves around a giant move to a good in-cut followed by a few setup moves and a huge deadpoint/dyno to a jug slot,” said Glassberg. Woods worked on the route with Jimmy Webb before sending it and calling it Defying Gravity, V15.
- Jon Glassberg on the project in 2011 Photo Rich Crowder
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Mike Turner: http://dmmclimbing.com/pro-team/twid/
Jon Glassberg’s blog: http://jonglassberg.lt11.com/the-south-platte-thunder-ridge/
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