Norwegian climber Magnus Midtbø has joined the very small number of climbers who have onsighted 5.14c with an ascent of Cosi Fan Tutte in Rodellar, Spain.
For the last month and a half, Midtbø has been in Santa Linya, Spain, working on Neanderthal (possibly 5.15b), a route put up in 2009 by Chris Sharma. It starts with a 5.13b section to a no-hands rest, followed by sustained climbing to a dyno, and then more hard climbing to the top of the cave. Working Neanderthal has proven to require much patience on Midtbø’s part, as it’s been consistently wet throughout his visit.
- 5.14c is 35 in SA grade!!