Top Canadian climber Sam Tucker has redpointed a new seven-pitch route in Mexico. He’s graded it 5.14b and named it The Ibiza Club Weapon.
He broke the news on Instagram and said, “Today I got the first free ascent of the route that Nathan, Ethan, Luke, Tyson and myself have been working on. I am so unbelievably lucky for the team that I got to experience this with. And I am honoured to complete the last two per cent of the gigantic process that was preparing this route to be climbed. Thank you.”
The route climbs one of the many big walls in El Salto, an area with other hard multi-pitch routes, such as the 13-pitch Samadhi 5.13a. Tucker is often based in the Canadian Rockies and has climbed test-piece lines like First Flight 5.14c and the six-pitch Castles in the Sky 5.14a.
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I’ve been falling on the last (hard) move of this pitch for a lot of days now. But today I didn’t. The attempt after this video was filmed (by @known_as_beans) was clean. Time for a push from the ground🤺🤺 • • @sattvaclimbing @arcteryxcalgary @arcteryx @scarpana @calgaryclimbing