Climbing hard routes is a labor of love. Sometimes it takes days, weeks, even years to complete a project at the outer extremities of someone’s climbing ability. For anyone who’s ever embarked on such a journey, completion and closure offers the ultimate reward. For Italian climber Jacopo Larcher, that process is no different – except this climb might actually be the hardest single pitch trad climb ever done.
His line Tribe is what he describes as a “30-meter punisher” and lies hidden in the woods of Northern Italy. He says it was made possible by his tribe of climbing friends, and chose to name it for them. Larcher chose to not to rate it, but given how easily he completed impossibly hard existing climbs, this one could prove to be the hardest yet.