MSL first ascent in Val Bavona: Alexandra Schweikart and Christopher Igel climb Space Force (8a +) Climbing

MSL first ascent in Val Bavona: Alexandra Schweikart and Christopher Igel climb Space Force (8a +)

Alexandra Schweikart and Christopher Igel have set up the impressive multi-pitch route Space Force with difficulties up to 8a + in Val Bavona (Ticino). A 40 degree steep crack roof is the heart of the route. According to Chris and Alex, this is a dream pitch, 8a, most of which can be secured with cams. We asked Alex and Chris to tell us more about the first ascent and the story behind it.

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Germany vs. Great Britain - Where was the first 9a climbed in the world? Climbing

Germany vs. Great Britain - Where was the first 9a climbed in the world?

The latest episode of Actiontalk TV and LACRUX's BETA program is dedicated to historical climbing routes such as Action Directe, Hubble and Akira. In exclusive interviews with the German climbing professional Alex Megos and the controversial Frenchman Fred Rouhling, we investigate the question of whether climbing history needs to be rewritten and what about the confused history of the 9b route Akira.

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