The Dawn Wall in Yosemite and Valhalla in Getu, China are currently the only multi-pitch routes in the ninth degree of French. There are also numerous other rock-hard big wall climbs. We have compiled a list of the most difficult multi-pitch routes in the world for you.
In the summer of 2018 and 2019, top Austrian athlete Alex Luger opened the multi-pitch route Seventh Direction (8c+, 220m) on the Drusenfluh east face. On August 6, he managed the first free ascent of the heavily overhanging line. We spoke to the man from Vorarlberg about his mega-project, in which he invested five years of his life and which culminated with the red point ascent.
WoGü is a legendary multi-pitch tour in the Rätikon and, with difficulties up to 8c, is one of the most difficult in the Alpine region. Cédric Lachat managed the red point ascent of the tour in 2020 - now the film about the ascent is online.
For a year now, Séb Berthe's Belgian crew has been raising eyebrows in the climbing scene. You make short work of established multi-pitch classics and devalue them. We spoke to Sébastien Berthe and the climbing legend Beat Kammerlander.
Michi Wohlleben succeeds in the red point ascent of one of the most famous multi-pitch routes in the Alps: Silbergeier (8b +, 6SL) in the Rätikon.
A few days after his success in the Alpstein, the Belgian Siebe Vanhee was drawn to the nearby Rätikon climbing area. Within two days he managed the red point ascent...
The two Belgians Nico Favresse and Sébastien Berthe completed the last tour of the so-called Alpine trilogy a few days ago.
Jonas Schild and Yannick Glatthard succeed in repeating the multi-pitch route Headless Children in the Rätikon. More in the interview.
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