Big Wall Sport Climbing in Mexico (Live-Streamed LAM Talk)Tue, Apr 27, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The comfort of your own home!
Audience: General Audience
Join PEEC and the Los Alamos Mountaineers for the April Mountaineers meeting and presentation via live-stream from the comfort of home. There will be a short Mountaineers meeting portion (about 15 minutes), then we'll hear all about Luke Laeser's experiences helping to establish one of the longest fully bolted sport climbs in the world.
About the Presentation:
In 2002, Luke Laeser set off with his friends Peter Baumeister and Bert Van Lint and traveled to Basaseachic National Park in northern Mexico. While there, they worked with an international team to establish on rappel a giant, fully bolted route on an El Capitan-sized formation called El Gigante. After two months of work, the team created the 28-pitch "Logical Progression" (VI 5.13), one of the longest fully bolted sport climbs of its kind in the world. Much controversy and criticism from well-known climbers originally surrounded the route, since the ascent was not made ground up. After nearly 20 years and after many ascents, the route is considered a masterpiece.
Join Luke at this presentation to hear about his experiences helping to create this iconic climb!
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Register now through PEEC's website! You will receive an email with a link to join the broadcast. We will be using the online platform called Zoom. You don't need to create an account, but you will need the free Zoom app (click here to download). The Zoom invitation will provide simple instructions for downloading the app and joining the live-stream.