In June 2008, French climbers Arnaud Petit, Stéphanie Bodet, Sylvain Millet and Laurent Triay made the first free ascent of Tough Enough (8b+ or 5.14a) 380m on the Karambony formation, at the Tsaranoro Massif in Madagascar. The route had seen activity and first free attempts from a number of other climbing teams since the routes first ascent by a German team in 2005. See PlanetMountain.com for more information and photos.
The 10 pitch route is characterized by extremely thin face climbing, sparse protection bolts, with five pitches rated 8b or harder (and the easiest pitch being 7b+ or 5.12c). The teams success was made possible when Laurent Triay bolted a variation (climbed at 8b+) around the routes existing crux pitch that was thought to be 8c+.
This film shows the beauty and the adventure of Arnaud Petit, Stéphanie Bodet, Sylvain Millet and Laurent Triay's experience climbing the amazingly blank wall. "Tough Enough" is a WORKLESSCLIMBMORE Production.