THE AMAZING ROUTE: TOUGH ENOUGH: Karambony, Madagascar

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Largo

Sport climber
Venice, Ca
Jun 9, 2009 - 02:24pm PT
All the shots are tilted so you can't get an honest feel for the true angle. But I'm certain it's very, very hard.

JL
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 9, 2009 - 03:05pm PT
Here is a bunch more detail; Alpinist has it. Although it looks like the route is not overbolted by any means, the methods of establishing the line were pretty much whatever worked at the time.

http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web08s/newswire-madagascar-super-route

Note the very detailed comments by Evrard Wendenbaum towards the bottom of the page from May 25, 2008

For example, Pitch #9 at 8C+, is thought to be the crux and was originally entirely aided by Gebel who used removable bolts to do this. Pitch #1 was also A3 partly and then bolted out.

Here is a stunning photo of the formations. People go here just to hike even, it is so amazing.

bachar

Gym climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Jun 9, 2009 - 03:47pm PT
Socal - got it, thanks.

Pretty damn gnarly!
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
SoCal
May 21, 2011 - 12:23pm PT
Bumpin good stuff.
bringmedeath

climber
la la land
May 21, 2011 - 01:09pm PT
I'm pretty sure that Adam Ondra guy freed this in a continuous RP!
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