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The Gateway, 8b

I know it's been way too long... But my job has kept me insanely busy those past months. However, after coming back from a fun little trip to Red Rocks, Nevada I got stoked to finally attempt some of the last few climbs around Graz that I had never tried so far.

The Gateway, 8b

This is really a great problem and I honestly have no clue why I never tried it. (Well, I guess maybe cuz it is rather sharp...) First ascentionist Paul did a great job reading the line and linking the moves. Here's my version of the climb and a short VIDEO.

[The first big move out right to a somewhat decent pinch...]

[A tricky toe hook enables matching this weird pinch/crimp.]

[After an Intense gaston move, you pull around the lip and finish on decent crimps.]

[The final moves to the finishing jugs - pure joy!]

[One of the flappers I got during my first attempt... Nasty!]

[Watching the sunset after sending The Gateway, 8b.]


Umfrage: your vision!