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Arrans Complete New Tepui Route
Posted on: October 4, 2008
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Anne and John Arran have recently completed a first ascent of Amurita (E7 6b) on Amuri Wall in Venezuela. After a multi-day approach through the Venezuelan jungle, the pair spent seven days climbing the route's ten pitches in capsule style, bivying in two locations. The pair climbed all but one of the mostly 5.12-rated pitches onsight, placing only three bolts total to reinforce belays.
A year ago, Alpinist.com reported on the Arrans's route Welcome to Crackistan (5.12d A3, 500m) on Zang Brakk (4800m) in the September 19, 2007 NewsWire. And read Ivan Calderon's take on the Venezuelan tepuis in "Gods of the Elements," featured in Alpinist 22.