Neil Gresham
Rock World Tour
The Colony, 8a+, Vinales (1st ascent)
As if redpointing a strenuous sport route isn't enough in sweltering temperatures, we had to aid up from the ground first to get the bolts into this giant wave of tufa-ridden limestone. Even Indiana Jones would think twice about hacking through the surrounding forest land which grows thick with poison ivy. To add to the fun, we were attacked by inhabitants from what must be the World's largest wasps nest which lies worryingly close to the route, and Mike Robertson took a 40 foot fall after being stung in the face!
The Colony, 8a+
The Colony, 8a+
Photo: Mike Robertson