Cédric Lachat has repeated Chilam Balam, which was famously climbed in 2003 by Barnabé Fernandez who graded it 5.15c, however 20 years later the grade has settled at 5.15a/b. It’s 85 metres lengthy and contains over 230 strikes.
When graded, Fernandez’s 5.15c was far tougher than something that had been climbed on the time. As a result of he refused to call his belayer or discuss to media in regards to the route, many didn’t imagine his declare that he climbed it.
Adam Ondra made the second ascent in solely three days in 2011 and instructed a comfortable 5.15b. In regards to the route, he mentioned, “There are two underclings, the footholds are dangerous, you want to be quick and on the similar time actually exact and the transfer that follows is actually highly effective. I used to be actually fortunate that I didn’t fall there and I couldn’t imagine that I latched the two-finger pocket as a result of I used to be so pumped. However I did.”
Different climbers who’ve climbed it embrace Dani Andrada in 2015, Edu Marin in 2015, Seb Bouin in 2017, Sindre Saether in 2019, Jon Flor in 2021 and Yu Okumara earlier this 12 months. Watch Ondra repeat Chilam Balam beneath.