Samuel Ometz from western Switzerland manages to freely climb a multi-pitch route that he set up near Fionnay. The Sauve qui pleut route is one of the most difficult MSL routes in Switzerland.
It is very modest Samuel Ometzwhen he announces the celebration of Sauve qui pleut. No "sickest route i'v ever climbed", no "hardest line ever", but:
The 270 meter long and steep multi-pitch route is divided into nine pitches, most of which are in the seventh French degree. Samuel carefully rates the third, heavily overhanging pitch with 8c / + (max). This makes the route one of the most difficult multi-pitch routes in Switzerland.
An even more difficult variation is still open
A look at the topo and in conversation with LACRUX, Samuel reveals another detail about the route: To the left of the freely traveled line there is still a project.
In the end, Samuel freely took this “easier way” and rated it 8c / +. According to Samuel, the line to the left is probably possible, but very difficult. In addition, it is difficult to plan a pitch that will be at the end of the entire tour.
Topo of the multi-pitch route Sauve qui pleut
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Credits: Images by Samuel Ometz