The Swiss Cédric Lachat secures the first repetition of the heavy multi-pitch route Fly on the Staldenflue in the Lauterbrunnen valley.
Launched a few weeks ago Cédric Lachat his film project Swissway to Heaven, during which he made heavy multi-pitched tours, among others Yeah man get on the Gastlosen, Odyssey on the Eiger, Zahir on the Wendenstöcken and Déjà Vu in Rätikon commit and want to capture in the form of a film. About the successful Commitment of Yeah Man (8b +) we reported Beginning of July.
He announced the recent success with the inspection of the Route Fly at the Staldenflue in the Lauterbrunnen valley.
“The doubt, the hope, the joy, the fear, the stress, the suffering (...) accompanied us on this day. We are more proud than ever to have redpunkt climbed the Route Fly in one day. "Cédric Lachat
Tobias Suter, who accompanied Cédric Lachat on the ascent, was also able to score everything up to the 16th pitch. From the 17th length it was over. “My forearms exploded,” says Tobias. For his part, Cédric also climbed the other lengths, all of the red point, and thus achieved the second free ascent of the route.
Fly - a project by Roger Schäli, first started by Alex Megos
The Fly route was set up in 2006 and 2009 by Roger Schäli, Michel Pitelka, Markus Iff, Bernd Rathmayr, Mäx Grossmann and Stephan Eder and named “Fly” after the many base jumpers in the region. From June 2014th to 8th XNUMX Roger Schäli, Alex Megos, David Hefti and Frank Kretschmann were on the route. The German professional climber managed the first free ascent of the route with difficulties up to XNUMXc.
Facts about Fly at the Staldenflue
Difficulties until 8c
Climbing length 600m
Wall height 550m
First ascent: Roger Schäli with Michel Pitelka, Markus Iff, Bernd Rathmayr, Mäx Grossmann and Stephan Eder as rope partner
First free ascent: Alex Megos with Roger Schäli, David Hefti and Frank Kretschmann
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