Alex Honnold and Felipe Camargo in Getu, China

First established in 2011 by legend Dani Andrada, CorazĂłn de Ensueño (5.14b, 8 pitches)— found on Getu, China’s wild limestone “Great Arch”—stands as one the longest and steepest climbs in the world.

This is definitely the best climb I have ever created. It’s hard, long, and so unique.

– Dani Andrada

Until this year, this incredibly demanding route hadn’t seen another ascent. That was before Alex Honnold and Brazilian climber Felipe Camargo came out to give this demanding route a shot this April.

Felipe managed to achieve the second ascent, and the following day Alex snagged the third (… while coping with a broken back). All in all, the strong duo spent five days working the moves and cleaning the route before making ground-up sends. Watch the process unfold, as captured by the ever-talented, Jimmy Chin.

 

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