The first challenge of Epic Climber is a doozy - a 150 metre multi-pitch named 'Le Concile De Pierre.' The route climbs the Balme Wall, an impressive limestone face capped at half-height by a blank, horizontal roof. The crux pitch through the roof has never been free climbed, but is estimated to weigh in around 8c/5.14b. Tommy Caldwell teams up with Emily Harrington while Alex Megos partners with Hazel Findlay and both teams set to work. With four different styles, an unknown route, and a lot of dirty, questionable rock on the crux, it's going to be quite the day.
Tommy Caldwell And Emily Harrington Battle An Unclimbed Line On The Balme Wall | Epic Climber, Ep. 1
EpicTV invited four of the world's best climbers - Emily Harrington, Alex Megos, Hazel Findlay and Tommy Caldwell - to the birthplace of modern mountaineering, Chamonix, France, to test their skills in a challeng like no other: 4 days, 4 different routes in 4 completely different climbing styles. The climbers will try to free an unclimbed multipitch, open a secret boulder garden, climb a classic trad line on top of Aiguille du Midi and send some of the area's hardest sport routes. Tune in for the year's coolest climbing challenge!
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