Local climber Andres Marin just sent five of the hardest mixed lines in Ouray’s Posers Cave in a single day. “My first visit to the cave was about six years ago,” Marin writes in an email to Rock and Ice. “I remember being overwhelmed by the place and how steep the climbing is.”
“I also remember hearing that one of my climbing heroes Will Gadd did a session in which he dispatched all the routes in the same day.”
On December 29, 2012, Marin did the same series of routes: Cinnamon and Cider (M11), the Grand Traverse of the Cave (M11), Gold Line (M10), Fist Full of Steel (M10-), and Troglodyte (M9).
In the past, Marin, who originally hails from Colombia, has sent hard mixed routes on gear such as Chinese Water Torture (M8+RX) and Mithy Aphrodite (M9RX). His next big plans involve training for the Alaska alpine season and preparing for an ice climbing demonstration in a bid to include the sport in then 2014 winter Olympics.
Top photo courtesy of Andres Marin. Bottom photo by Jason Thompson Photography.