There’s really something going on in the Ali Baba Cave in Rodellar this year. As David Graham reports on Instagram, he was able to climb the first repetition of Jorge Diaz Calvo Rullo’s variation „Fin de Alí Hulk extension sit start“ (9a +). As usual in the cave, the route starts with an 8B boulder (sitting start) and then ends in the route „Ali Hulk“ (9a).
This year Laura Rogora was able to climb her first 9b route in the cave.
„Last Monday I managed to battle through the sick @jorge.diazrullo addition to the Ali Hulk cave for its 2nd ascent This cave has a lot of variants, but as well some very distinct lines. For me this is one of the sickest Climbing out the left flank of the cave at around 70 degrees on sick natural incut crimps, its has much more of a bouldery type of resistance to it than the other routes It starts with some long tensiony moves on crimps, followed by a super tricky “ghost” kneebar sequence, leading into a punchy and resistant finish. The whole boulder checks in at 20 moves and is likely 8B bloc. After a decent rest you battle through the troughs of Hulk Extension 8C with a fatigue thats hard to shake. There is a 10 move low start still waiting for an ascent, as well the Total finish, which would really complete the entire line, and break down a lot harder. Something like hard 8b+ bloc into 8c+. It was still hot AF when I ascended this rig, but in the last week we had a lot of rain and temps have dropped almost 20c so we MUY CONTENTO Super syked to stay the path with all the other projects, just gotta keep trying super hard. Thanks to the homies for spotting and making wind the Makitas, and to @alizee_dufraisse for the love and support.“