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Nico Favresse Climbing The Recovery Drink

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Favresse Frees Hard Crack Project In Norway

Belgian climber Nicolas Favresse has done the FA of The Recovery Drink in Jossingfjord, Norway, calling it his hardest crack climb yet1:

I sent the pitch placing gear on lead except for a few pieces in the easier sections which I had left in place to make it easier to clean the route after each try, because it’s very overhanging. So a slightly purer ascent could still be done. The pitch is about 35m long and has no bolts, neither on the route itself nor at the belays.

You can see some footage of the route here.

  1.  Bear in mind that Favresse is no stranger to hard crack climbing having repeated lines like Squamish’s Cobra Crack (5.14)
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