A Might Ticklist: Nico Favresse’s Top Sends

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Sport (repeats)

Estado Critico (5.14d); Siurana, Spain

Que Trabaja Rita (5.14c); El Chorro, Spain

• More than 24 5.14b-and-harder redpoints, five 5.13d onsights, and 100-plus 5.13b or harder onsights

Sport (first ascents)

Gora Gora Gutarak (5.14c); Kalymnos, Greece

Inshallah (5.14 b/c); Kalymnos, Greece

Le Clou (5.14b); Freyr, Belgium

Pata Negra (5.14b); Rodellar, Spain

Razorblade (5.14b); Freyr, Belgium

En Voie Dure Simone (5.14a/b); St. Leger, France

Geminis (5.14a); Rodellar, Spain

Millennium (5.14a); Maple Canyon, Utah


Greenspit (5.14a); Orco Valley, Italy; second ascent of Didier Berthod roof crack

Father’s Day (5.14a); Donner Summit, California; linkup of Star Walls Crack into A Steep Climb Named Desire, without the bolts

The Stigma (5.13c); Yosemite, California; technical thin crack

Riders on the Storm (VII 5.12d A3); Torre Central del Paine, Patagonia, Chile.

Big Wall (repeats)

• Leaning Tower West Face (5.13b A0); Yosemite, California; flash of crux pitch. Fell on the final pitch (5.12a) in the dark after waiting five hours at a hanging belay for aid climbers to finish

Freerider (VI 5.12d); El Capitan, Yosemite, California; onsighted 35 of 36 pitches.

Red Pillar (VI 5.12b); Fitzroy Range, Patagonia, Argentina

Riders on the Storm (VII 5.12d A3); Torre Central del Paine, Patagonia, Chile; all but four pitches and a pendulum done free

Big Wall (first ascents)

Badal Wall (VII 5.12d); Charakusa Valley, Karakoram, Pakistan; climbed all free in a 16-day push, except for 15 feet of icy crack

Ledgeway to Heaven (VII 5.12d); Nafees’ Cap, Charakusa Valley, Karakoram, Pakistan; all free in a 42-hour push

Ski Track (5.11b; 1,500 feet); Iqbal Wall, Charakusa Valley, Karakoram, Pakistan; one-day ascent

Lost in Transletion (VI 5.12b/c); El Capitan, Yosemite, California: El Cap’s first fall-free, all-free, ground-up new line

L’Appat (VI 5.13a/b R); Upper Yosemite Falls Wall, Yosemite, California; all-free, one-day ascent

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