Tough Enough, is the name of the 400 meter route in the Tsaranoro Valley in Madagascar first climbed by Arnaud Petit, Stéphanie Bodet, Sylvain Millet and Laurent Triay in 2008. Their only objective was to free the 10 pitches - many rated 8a and harder - on this African bigwall.
Arnaud Petit on one of the final pitches of the route - Photo L.Triay
The climbing on the vertical granite wall was extremely difficult. The climbers gave it their all on the 380 meter route, with pitches rated between 7c and 8b+.
Tough Enough is an important milestone in contemporary free climbing. After a month on the route, the team was able to free all the pitches. It's up to the next generation of climbers to link all the pitches in a single push.
Stéphanie Bodet making her way up the micro crimps and the dicey feet - Photo L.Triay
The trailer of DVD TOUGH ENOUGH
The DVD of of the film is now available on Laurent Triay's website: Worklessclimbmore Productions
Laurent Triay went with the team and filmed the climbers on the trip. The film traces their great adventure and shows the life of the people of Madagascar and its amazing landscape.
TOUGH ENOUGH - 8c / 380m - KARAMBONY (Madagascar)
- First bolted by Daniel Gebel & Ari Steinel (2005)
- Rebolted for free climbing by Francois Legrand & Evrard Wendenbaum (2007)
- New 8th pitch first climbed by Laurent Triay (2009)