Caroline Ciavaldini climbing The Quarryman in Wales
A short clip of France’s Caroline Ciavaldini climbing The Quarryman in the Llanberris slate quarries in North Wales.
What does it feel like to climb the crux pitch of The Quarryman, the route that until the other day had only been climbed by a handful of climbers despite having been first ascended by Johnny Dawes more than three decades ago? What’s that corner really like, half-way up the huge Twll Mawr hole? After having nabbed the coveted first female ascent, French climber Caroline Ciavaldini shows how it’s done. And yes, those footholds really are as smooth as glass.