Iker Pou Sends New 5.14d, First Was 20 Years Ago

The 42-year-old first climbed 5.14d back in 2000 with Action Directe

January 29th, 2020 by | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Routes |

Iker Pou, 42, has made the first ascent of La Nave de los Locos 5.14d in Mallorca, which was bolted by José Luis Palao. His first of the grade was Action Directe back in 2000.

His new steep line is 25 metres of tufas and crimps with a few difficult mono pockets. It took the leading climber six days. “When I’m at home and not on an expedition,” said Pou, “I love searching for new projects to try hard.

In 2018, Pou made the first ascent of Artaburu 5.15b and has climbed a number of V14 boulder problems. He’s also established 5.14 big walls around the world. Follow him below for more climbing adventures.

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LA NAVE DE LOS LOCOS Siempre es gratificante volver a sentir estirarse los tendones y correr el ácido láctico por los antebrazos. Este es lo que sentí probando la nueva obra creada en Mallorca por @jlpalao. Una vía muy variada y divertida qué surca un gran desplome. Lo más curioso de esta ruta es el movimiento "Yaniro"(primera foto)qué usé, para resolver el paso duro, ¡increíble! Sugerencia de @dani_andrada_climb 😉👌 Aprovecharemos qué nos vamos poniendo en forma, para probar algún qué otro proyecto más. ¡¡Vamossss!!💪💪💪 📷@colomneus LA NAVE DE LOS LOCOS It is always gratifying to feel the tendons stretch again and run the lactic acid through the forearms. This is what I felt trying the new route created in Mallorca by @jlpalao. A very varied and fun route that crosses a great roof. The most curious thing about this route is the "Yaniro" movement (first photo) that I used, to solve the hard, incredible move! @Dani_andrada_climb 😉👌 suggestion We will take advantage of what we are getting in shape, to try some other project. Vamossss !! 💪💪💪 📷@colomneus #neverstopexploring #petzlteam #accesstheinaccessible #outdoors #climbing @thenorthface @thenorthface_climb @petzl_official @belabiamotor @lasportivagram @lasportivaspain @kleankanteen @kleankanteen_spain @fotoikatz @totemmt @coreclimbing @sanpower.es

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