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Watch Favresse, Villanueva Explore Remote Greenland Big Walls

The “Dodo’s Delight” crew is back for more sail-to-climb adventures, this time on the east coast of Greenland.

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In summer 2021, Nicolas Favresse, Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll, Aleksej Jaruta, and Jean-Louis Wertz explored a series of remote spires on the coast of Greenland, opening new terrain up to 5.13b.

As Climbing reported, the crew established eight new routes over the course of their 45-day climbing trip (bookended by 45 more days of sailing), culminating in the probable first ascent of Siren Tower via The Wall of Plank (5.12c, var. 5.13b; 2,300 feet), which was climbed in 16 pitches over five days, big-wall style.

“Each climb was wildly different,” Favresse told Owen Clarke following the trip. One route, Daddy’s Sweet Tooth (5.12b; 2,600 feet), had a pitch of “crazy-thin two-meter granite stalactites—you touch them and they feel like they could break.” Other routes, like Wall of Plank, had impeccable stone: “Perfect splitter cracks, perfect hand jams,” Favresse described.

Now, Reel Rock has released the first of a six-part series that will air on Reel Rock Unlimited, the company’s on-demand video service. The first episode reminds the viewer of this climbing crew’s nautical bona fides (the Dodo’s Delight, of course!) and centers them in this remote corner of the world with an abundance of soaring vertical walls.

You can watch the first episode of this series for free at the link below, and the rest on Reel Rock Unlimited.

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