The Swiss Chris Frick shows how to climb in the „old age“. The 52-year-old climber was now able to score the route „Los Humildes pa Casa“ in Oliana, Spain. Chris only started climbing in 1992 and has been able to score routes up to 8c.

„Back in black! Little Chris on the huge wall of Oliana… Where does the journey go to? Me on the 1st pitch of ‚Humildes pa casa‘. One quickdraw more (the blue) and the route splits into three giant extensions: on the left the too tempting and beautiful but maybe too hard ‚Mind Control‘ with it’s crazy crossover move at 45m (from 50)…  …in the middle the immaculate mono-tufa of ‚Humildes pa casa‘ which make me feel to be too stupid to grab…  and on the right the emergency but sooooo long exit of ‚Humildes par‘riba‘.  All routes too good! I need six month off work, please! Should I try crowdfunding? „Support old dinosaur for sending Oliana-Classics“

Photo: (c) Toni Masbuchaca