29 November 2023

Jesús Muñoz Vaquero sends El Elegido (8B+/C)

Jesús Muñoz Vaquero (Chuchi) has repeated Beto Rocasolano's El Elegido (8C) at La Pedriza. The Spaniard has previously completed four 8C's and a dozen 8B+'.

"22 moves separated in two very obvious parts. The first part is five moves around 8B and the last 17 moves are around 8A. Climbing these movements is around 8B. The second part would be the following 17 movements. This part differs from the first in that it is less explosive but much more resistant. The difficulty of this section in isolation will be around 8A. On Saturday I made it to this last good hold and I thought it was done but I fell. The main reason why I fell is because I was exhausted, but also because in that night's attempt, I did not put a very big left foot that would have given me the send. This Monday, I returned with the pressure of wanting to reach that hold again and have a new opportunity to send it. After a disastrous first hit in which I fell in the second move, I gave it a second good try in which I reached that last move again. This time I was right to put the big left foot and I could enjoy the send that escaped me the day before.

I tried the boulder 2 years ago a couple of times, but it was this year that I really dedicated myself to it. I started trying it at the beginning of November and it took me a total of 7 sessions spread over 3 weeks. I am thrilled to complete with this boulder the list of the most difficult bouldering climbs that can be done in La Pedriza. “Lemento Sit” 8C, “El Elegido” 8B+/C, “Charlotte” 8B+ and “Fotofobia” 8B+. "
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