Nina Caprez: The multi-pitch multi-pitch La Voie Petit on the Grand Capucin

The Swiss Nina Caprez manages the multi-pitch route La Voie Petit (8b, 450m) on the Grand Capucin in the Mont Blanc area.

The route was first extended to 1997 by Arnaud Petit, Stephanie Bodet, Pascal Gaudin and Jean-Paul Petit and climbed free for the first time by the Austrian Alexander Huber eight years later. The first woman to conquer the route Caroline Ciavaldini.

About a week ago, Nina Caprez made a first attempt to make the route on the Grand Capucin together with Sean Villanueva free. Strong winds, fog and snow made the two but three pitches from the summit a stroke through the bill.

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The first attempt on the route La Voie Petit Nina Caprez had to reverse. (Picture Nina Caprez)

A week later, Nina rejoined the route, accompanied by Slovenian Martina Cufar. In just 11 hours, the two climbed the twelve pitches of La Voie Petit. The key length (8b) succeeded Nina in the first Go.

“Martina secured me the whole day and climbed the top rope. I love climbing on the sharp end and felt completely in my element. I am very surprised to have climbed this route in just two attempts. "

Nina Caprez on the tour of the route La Voie Petit
Martina Cufar in the route La Voie Petit with Nina Caprez. (Picture Nina Caprez)

Climbing film about the ascent of the route La Voie Petit by Caroline Ciavaldini

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Credits: Pictures Nina Caprez

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