To be honest when we first arrived to this wall and looked at putting up a route on its right side we felt crushed by it, we felt there would be no chance for us to find a line to free and we should just find different objectives. But as we climbed our first route up an obvious line on the left side of the wall, we noticed that unlike granite, the rock here is full of horizontal holds which are impossible to see from the ground. We realized we had to look at this wall in a different perspective because anything is possible with this rock. Not to say that there are holds everywhere but just that holds can be found sometimes in the most improbable places.
When we came back to the wall with an extra load of food, suddenly one line, as improbable as it looked, stood out and then we set out for our second vertical adventure up Amuri but knowing that chances of failure would be higher than success. Even if from the ground only the first couple pitches looked more or less obvious and not so steep, the climbing was wild and adventurous right from the start. Plants, lose blocks, poor protections, wet holds and occasional visit of animals made the climbing very exciting! Between all of us we took a record of about 20 falls but thankfully the wall is so steep all you do is fly in the air. But out of all of us Sean owns the hairier ones with his 40m fall on the second pitch (see details on the attaches pictures) which resulted in some serious burns on Jean-Louis’s hands but also a few other spectacular ones with memorable nasty core shots on the double ropes. It was tricky to decide what to do with Jean-Louis fingers in order to avoid infection. So we waited 4 days extra on the ground to see how his wounds would evolve. Fortunately eventually, it improved and he managed to join us for the ride on our exploration unfortunately though without being able to climb or belay.