"The first time when I saw photos of this superb route, I was sure that I would climb it oneday. For me the difficulty was secondary, this route was a piece of art in my eyes and I felt in love with it instantly!
When climbing the route, I wasn't disappointed: The style really fit me - beautiful moves on a huge overhanging wall. Each hold was so solid, I had the impression that the route was waiting to be climbed...a rare pearl.
The key to the redpoint was managing the tremendous physical effort required. After an hour of approaching on fixed ropes to reach the base, you must be able to redpoint six really hard pitches in the 8's and two in the 7's. Errors are forbidden.
Ali Baba requires ease in a wide variety of styles and everything must be perfectly in tune the day of the send. That's what I love about hard multipitch climbing…"

Nina Caprez







videoVidéo - Nina Caprez sends "Ali Baba" - 250m/8a+ max


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