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Nicolas Favresse Sends India’s Hardest Sport Route on Natural Gear

Nicolas Favresse has sent India’s hardest sport route Ganesh 5.14a using only natural protection.  

Ganesh Report by Favresse

The Belgian sender Nicolas Favresse sent the route last week at Badami in India. He placed his own gear on lead and said it was one of the best trad routes he’s climbed.

Because very few locals in India have trad gear, it is unlikely the bolts will be chopped.

Nicolas Favresse on Ganesh  Phot Favresse's Facebook
Nicolas Favresse on Ganesh Photo Favresse’s Facebook

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