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Javier Aguilar is Blind and Just Sent 5.12d

The champion climber ticked the grade after giving it 10 tries on top-rope

Javier Aguilar just climbed To Su Puta Madre a Caballo 5.12d in Los Cahorros, Spain. His the first totally blind climber to send the grade on record.

According to Christopher Schafenacker who wrote about the climb for Rock & Ice here, “Aguilar first worked To Su Puta Madre a Caballo on top rope, needing just 10 attempts to memorize the beta.”

Aguilar made the podium at the 2018 and 2019 Paraclimbing World Cup and is a champion swimmer. He had previously climbed 5.12b/c. He was belayed by Migue Sancho.  Aguilar talked about his send on the Spanish-language podcast Rock & Joy, listen below.

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ES ¡Primer 7c invidente del mundo!🔴🔝⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ Hoy tengo el placer de anunciar que mi amigo Javier Aguilar (@javieraguilaramoedo ) se convirtió ayer en el primer escalador invidente total en encadenar 7c de primero con la bloquera "To su p*** madre a caballo" conmigo al grigri en la escuela granaína de los Cahorros!⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ Tras el encierro Javi ha salido fanático a la roca y ha aprovechado unos días de fresquito excepcionales para poder realizar este logro. Previamente ya había ostentado el record al encadenar "El marujeo" 7b/+, a tan solo 20 m. de esta línea, en su escuela local de los Cahorros.⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ ↩️ Para escuchar como Javi ya soñaba con este momento hace algo más de un año cuando lo entrevisté en el podcast.⁠⠀ Puedes escuchar la entrevista entera en el link de la bio (Episodios 38-39)⁠⠀ La próxima entrevista hablando sobre el encadene, próximamente en tu podcast favorito ;)⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ 📷 @rockandjoy⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ Más info y fotografías ✉️miguel@rockandjoy.com⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ —⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ EN First blind climber sending a 7c in the world!🔴🔝⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ Today I have the pleasure of announcing that my friend Javier Aguilar (@javieraguilaramoedo ) has become the first blind climber to send (lead) 7c. with the bouldery "To su p*** madre a caballo" with myself belaying at the granadian crag of Los Cahorros⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ After the isolation Javi came to the rock super psyched and made the most of the unusual cool condition for his achievement. He already had the lead record in "El marujero" 7b/+, just 20m. from the line, at his local crag.⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ ↩️If you want to listen to Javi dreaming of this moment when I interviewed him, more than a year ago. You can fully listen to it in the link in bio.⁠⠀ (Chapter 38-39)⁠⠀ Shortly a new interview speaking about his recent ascent, in your favourite podcast ;)⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ 📷 @rockandjoy⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ More info and photos ✉️miguel@rockandjoy.com⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ #escalada #escaladadeportiva #climbing #escaladaenroca #klettern #escaladamexico #climbon #climbinglife #climbingculture #once #amuerte #rockandjoy #podcastescalada #grimper #arrampicata

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