When you're not just climbing but OPENING big wall routes, there are bound to be some boundaries pushed, some limits crossed and some sketchy moments. These, are those!
This last video episode of Infinite Jest shows old video clips from the 2005 climbing experience of Portami Via, on a route until now only repeated once by Tommy Caldwell, Uely Steck and Simon Anthamatten, and many other emotional moments taken from opening routes.
The three routes opened by Matteo Della Bordella and Fabio Palma are examples of climbers pushing the limits far beyond the normal challenges of climbing. The episode also shows some techniques and how you continue when some tiny trembling microfriends are the last protection under your feet.
Pushing Boundaries, Personal Limits & Big Wall Sketchy Moments | Infinite Jest, Ep. 4
PORTAMI VIA, COELOPHYSIS and INFINITE JEST are the routes opened by Matteo Della Bordella and Fabio Palma from 2005 to 2011
The first one has been repeated only by Ueli Steck, Simon Anthamatten and Tommy Caldwell, all of them being strongly impressived by the challenging of the route.
Coelophysis and Infinite Jest are among the wildest route of the Alps, with more than 600 meters of length and several challenging, hard and very severe pitch. These routes are much more than climbing routes, they are the prototype of the ideal combination between classic ( because sometime it's even hard to find the way to go) and modern ( because you need to climb difficult grades to reach the top). And these routes show all these factors in the magnificent environment of Wendenstocke, where there is the steepness of the Dolomites and the rock of Verdon.
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