When it comes to the longest climbing route, many people think of Mt. Thor on Baffin Island (1250 meters) or the Azeem Ridge on the Trango Towers (2255 meters). But there is a route that is even longer with 2800 meters of climbing: The Great Wall of China.
The two dirtbags Drew Herder and Ben Wilbur have a dream: to conquer the longest climbing route in the world. The Great Wall of China is a 2800 meter long route designed by Dan Rosanstein and Ken Nichols in 1987, which crosses the entire width of the Gunks near New York. With a huge rack and even more beer in the haul bag, Herder and Wilbur set out on the superlative traverse. Your horizontal adventure is an absolute must-see.
Video: The Long Wall – the longest traverse in the world
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