Felipe Camargo Establishes Brazil's First V15 Boulder

Video of the ascent of Fortaleza

09 January 2015 Felipe Camargo made the first ascent of Fortaleza (V15/8C) on July 13th 2014, his project for over 12 years. Felipe had known about the project since his first time climbing outdoors when he actually completed some easier lines on the same boulder. Over time, he returned to Ubatuba and gradually began to piece together the moves on this incredibly difficult project. Despite countless attempts, Felipe was stymied again and again by difficult conditions until the day of the World Cup final that is, when, with Brazil no longer in the competition, Felipe ignored the football and instead spent the day at Ubatuba where he finally topped out the project. Perhaps we should all be grateful that Brazil was knocked out in the Semis. If not, one of the the country's hardest boulders might still be waiting for its first ascent! Brazil in recent years has been rediscovered as a destination not only for its beaches but also for its boulder. Summer 2015 is yet to organize.  
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