Following his trip to the USA (Vlogs here) Adam Ondra went to Chile. In the sector La Carcel in the Valle de los Condores he opened a difficult and extremely spectacular route called Alcatraz. Below you will find video recordings and a topo.
The route in the Valle de los Condores, Chile, begins in the Trad style on spectacular basalt columns, as known from the Devils Tower in Wyoming. The subsequent overhanging roof climbing will turn the initial 6b climb into an 8c route called Alcatraz.
“The landscape, the rock, the waterfalls - here I feel like I'm in paradise.” - Adam Ondra
Adam Ondra in the route Alcatraz in the sector La Carcel in the Valle de los Condores, Chile
Topo for climbing in the Valle de los Condores, Chile
In a third edition Rocanbolt publishes a climbing guide with Topo for the Valle de los Condores. The climbing guide (Spanish) can be found on the website www.rocanbolt.com be downloaded.
Credits: Cover Picture Gonzalo Riobó / Rocanbolt