First 9b in Mallorca

A fresh FA by Iker Pou

19 March 2021
Iker Pou has climbed the first probably 9b in Mallorca.

Iker, the iron Iker, is still a legend and a point of reference. After winning the epic battle with Gran Guggenheim, a new line was born. Its 50 meters asks more than 100 moves from the first hold to the last one, what a masterpiece! The name "Guggenhell" coulden’t be more appropriated!

The route starts aggressive with a hard boulder, then we have the famous crux with the Yaniro. A huge mix of every type of hold creates a unique line: pockets, crimps, pinches and hooks. Then, we have a long part of pure endurance, with a big dyno in the end. In Iker’s opinion, the name represents very well the huge battle, both physical than mental, for getting the ascent.

With the grade of 9a+/b, it is the hardest route in the Balearics.

From Hermanos Pou’s IG page

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