Trad First Ascent of Augmentium (30, 8a+) in Tasmania, Australia

For this¬†week’s Friday Flick Pick we’re featuring the story of Tasmanian local, Squib, and his efforts to achieve the¬†first ascent of a trad route he named, Augmentium¬†(30, 8a+)‚ÄĒlocated in Freycinet National Park¬†in Tasmania, Australia. Not only is the story for why Squib¬†named this challenging line worth hearing, but the footage of the climb itself¬†is absolutely stunning.

Trad climbing is just more … [trad] is still holding onto that sense of adventure, which is where climbing came from. I like the fact that there’s a danger element. I like playing that mental game.

 

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