The Waiting Game: Baffin Island's Hardest Climb


In June and July 2012, Eneko and Iker Pou, Hansjörg Auer, Riky Felderer, Ben Lepesant, Matteo Mocellin, and William Peterson established four new free climbs in Baffin Island’s “Perfection Valley,” an area previously unexplored by climbers on the island’s east coast. Once settled into base camp, the team spent more than two weeks on their first route, what’s likely Baffin’s hardest free climb: The Door (5.13d, 16 pitches). This ca. 2,000-foot-tall route goes up what they called Belly Tower. Read more here.