On December 18th, Mule team athlete, Neil Gresham climbed his first 8c, a powerful overhanging sport route called 'Welcome to Tijuana' at Rodellar in Spain. Gresham's ascent was challenged because it coincided with the birth of his first child and he was only able to try the route for brief periods. Of the ascent, he commented:
"It has always been a goal of mine to climb 8c, but for the last fifteen years I've been distracted by other more tempting styles of climbing such as DWS, ice and exploration. It was great to get my teeth back into to a hard sport project and this route taught me more about how to reach my peak than any other. Mule Bars were an instrumental part of my nutritional strategy, providing me with energy to fuel my attempts, and assisting greatly with recovery. I know 8c is old hat in global terms these days, but it was a personal goal which means the world to me."
Wicked climb Neil!
January 06, 2014