Forbidden Fruit: First Ascents in Colombia

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A van overloaded with too many people sputters and coughs as it rolls to a stop in front of an old, ill-kept hotel. Bald, hand-patched tires let out a sigh of relief as a band of American climbers tumble out of the rickety jalopy that has been their home for the last 10 hours. Overhead, two thousand feet of striped, limestone cliffs loom above dense jungle as Ben Spannuth unpacks his gear from the back of the make-shift bus.

The travel day is at an end. Tomorrow, he will explore the caves eroded into the face of the rock.

Welcome to Colombia! Follow Ben as he develops and sends new routes in the latest film by Louder Than 11, presented by FIVE TEN®.

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4 Responses to Forbidden Fruit: First Ascents in Colombia

  1. Boltman April 12, 2013 at 10:50 am #

    this seems intrusive

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  2. Jon Rhoderick April 16, 2013 at 11:52 pm #

    this seems awesome

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  3. yomama April 17, 2013 at 7:41 am #

    or awesomely intrusive. The first cave looked like it had a lifetime of FA then they spent a bunch of time and effort on epicing out of a small, wet jungle to get a FA on a new, untouched cave.

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  4. Colin April 18, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

    When did Colombia become so remote? “No food. No water. A complete language breakdown.” Spanish? These guys need to get out more. Compared to many places in the world, Colombia is a pretty easy place to travel. They do a segment on how crowded the buses are and he is sitting in a leather seat with his backpack in the seat next to him. Hmmm.

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