Spanish climber Edu Marin sets up one of the toughest multi-pitch rides in China's Getu, perhaps the world's largest roof. In the following video he introduces the project called Valhalla.
At the beginning of March, Edu Marin traveled to China with his brother Alex. They had several hundred bolts, carabiners, ropes and other hardware with them. All in all, her luggage weighed 200 kilograms. Edu explains the reason for the elaborate journey: “We've been dreaming for years of this adventure. We're going to open the longest and most impressive roof in the world. "
Edu Marin and his brother Alex announce the project
Finish with drill
Just a few days after arriving at the airport, the two start setting up the route. Setting up such a long and totally overhanging route is no picnic, as the following video shows.
250 meter pure roof climbing
A few days ago the time had come. Edu announces that he and his brothers have set up the entire route. The route extends over a total of 380 meters, 250 of which run in the completely overhanging roof of the giant cave near Getu. Several pitches have a difficulty level of 8c, 8c +. One length, so Edu speculates, will probably be 9a. Edu proudly says: “I am very happy to have bolted this monster, a beautiful line, with a unique style, fun, futuristic, with quality rock and extreme difficulties. It's a crazy a 3D climb and of course extremely physical. ”But enough said. Here is the video.
Video about the most difficult multi-pitch route in perhaps the largest roof in the world
Credits: Cover picture Esteban Lahoz