5.13+ Barefoot Free Solo - Climbing Magazine

5.13+ Barefoot Free Solo


Andreas Proft barefoot free solos the 25 meter Excess Power, a 8a+ or 5.13c ex-trad route, that's now a fully bolted sport route, in Costa Blanca's Echo Valley, Spain. In an email Proft commented that "It took me many tries to get comfy enough [on the route] and cost me some sleep as well." The 36-year-old German has sent a number of other hard 5.13 routes all without rockshoes. See Footloose and Fancy Free for more about Proft's barefoot endeavors.

Photos and video by Djamila Proft:

5.13+ Barefoot Free Solo