Belgian devaluation mania: lack of respect or legitimate criticism?

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.

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The devaluation of numerous climbing classics in the Alps by a Belgian climbing group sparked a fundamental discussion: is it still possible to devalue tours that have been confirmed several times? Does the grade have to be coherent with the rating in the climbing garden or do factors such as weather, exposure or wall height also play a role in multi-pitch routes?

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We feel the matter in an exclusive conversation Seb Berthe and climbing legend Beat Kammerland.

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