La Ola, new 8A+ near Rio

Last week, Caio Gomes made the first ascent of a long standing project in Rio de Janeiro, a wave-like granite boulder located at Pracinha de Itacoatiara. The name is La Ola. Weighing in at V12/8A+, it's now one of the hardest problems around Rio.Source: Escalada caféHere's the video:If you're a regular follower of TheLowDown, you know that, thanks to Yuri at Escalada cafe, I regularly report on what's happening on the Brazilian scene. This is not only because I secretly wish the Brazilian Climbing federation will give me a free trip to Brazil, but also because I believe some of you might be interested in what's going on in different parts of the world, even if it's not 8C or 9b ascents. Diesen Artikel inkl. Bilder auf anschauen