I recently teamed up with Jonathan Thesenga, Brittany Griffith and Kate Rutherford for 3 weeks of jungle adventure down in the Gran Sabana of Venezuela. We set our sights on the overhanging east face of Acopan Tepui, a formation that has been climbed a few times but still has plenty of potential. The trip couldn’t of been more successful! After 9 days of effort we were able to establish a ground up, grade V free climb that went free at 5.12c. And to my surprise we were able to do the route without any lead bolts, though we placed 5 bolts at belays to facilitate the rappel route. Definitely one of the greatest adventures I’ve ever been on.
For a more in depth report check out Patagonia’s Cleanestline blog.