"When you climb above the sea you get a very special feeling because you really try to forget that you are climbing so high". Enjoy the summer vibes from Mallorca with the K-team Jernej Kruder & Julia Kruder crushing hard lines high above the Sea.
"Es Pontas" (9?) was set up by Chris Sharma in 2006 after 3 years of working on the route. The line got popular by showing his ascent in the movie "King Lines" by BigUpProductions.
I've been to some amazing places in my life but Mallorca may top the list as my favorite. When you see this video I think it's pretty easy to understand why. This is some footage taken a few years back exploring the amazing potential on the wild west coast around the village of Soller.
In April 2015, Spanish climber Iker Pou made the first ascent of Big Men, a 20-year-old project in Mallorca. Carlos Raimundo bolted the impressive line, but it sat unclimbed until now. Pou has proposed a grade of 9a+ (5.15a), positioning it amongst the hardest climbs in the world.
The Spanish island of Mallorca has a lot of things going for it - great climbing crags, a beautiful coastline, and amazing people among them. Combine crags, coastline and amazing people and what do you get?
Climbing holidays have a habit of passing in a blur. You're up early to maximise tour time at the crag, you climb hard all day before heading back home where you have just enough energy left for food and the odd cerveza before bed.