Shortly before his trip to Spain in November, Jakob Schubert tried to flash climb the 8c+ route Lichtblick. This video shows the attempt and what it means to score a difficult route on the first try.

In contrast to indoor climbing, holds and steps are not always obvious and clearly visible outside on the rock. It is all the more complex to flash climb a difficult route. In addition to the necessary reserves of strength, if the suspected solution does not work, you need as much information as possible about handles, resting positions and key points. These provide thorough observation for those who know the route well. Jakob Schubert enables a "look behind the scenes" of flash climbing in this video.

Video: Schubert in the Route Lichtblick

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Credits: Cover picture Alpsolut Moving Pictures