Sam Elias – American Hustle 5.14b

Sam Elias – American Hustle 5.14b

Neuerschließung einer super Route in Oliana, Spanien

Was soll man noch viel dazu schreiben – Sam sagt es hier schon ziemlich gut selbst. Schön, dass man in dem Video mal einen Eindruck bekommt, wie viel Arbeit in der Erschließung einer einzigen Route steckt. Und Glückwunsch an Sam, dass er in den letzten Tagen auch noch den Durchstieg geschafft hat!

I spent 5 weeks in February and March in Spain. I went to Oliana to sport climb with my friend Walker Emerson. After a couple days at the wall, getting over jet lag and getting reacquainted with the style, I spyed a section of the wall with no bolts that was right in the heart of the cliff. Walker and I wondered if there could be a new route there. We decided to investigate. After about 50 hours of work between the both of us, spread over a months time, I made the first ascent. I spent my entire trip on that one route, and sent it with only days to spare. Walker and I shared the work 50/50, and we named our route American Hustle. It’s certain to be a classic. Here’s the story…
Sam Elias