8 October 2022

Las Meninas R2 9a+ by Dani Fuertes (41)

Daniel Fuertes has done Las Meninas R2 9a+ in Rodellar. Two weeks ago he did the first 9a pitch commenting. "It is a gorgeous line bolted by my friend Gonzalo Larrocha. It took me a long time to manage the first moves. After that, the stamina over a crimp section until the first anchor suited me better. When I managed to redpoint the first pitch I kept going to the second anchor but my foot slipped out in the last movement! I hope to climb the route soon because is a king line!"

The 42-year-old worked the extension three days more and actually the first time he passed the 9a anchor he sent it. During the last years Dani has been climbing harder than ever including doing Ali Hulk sit start extension total (9b).

How can you explain sending harder than ever being 40+?
Now, is more difficult for me to travel for climbing routes onsight and it’s more comfortable climbing hard projects close to home. I think it is because of this, that I have done my hardest routes being 40+.
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