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 as proud as ever to have climbed the Route Fly in one day. "Cédric Lachat
Tobias Suter, who accompanied Cédric Lachat on the ascent, was able to reach the 16. Rope length also score points. From the 17. Length was but final. "My forearms have exploded," says Tobias. For his part, Cédric also climbed the remaining lengths of all red points and thus took the second free ascent of the route.
Fly - a project by Roger Schäli, first by Alex Megos
The Route Fly was set up in the years 2006 and 2009 by Roger Schäli, Michel Pitelka, Markus Iff, Bernd Rathmayr, Mäx Grossmann and Stephan Eder and named after the many base jumpers in the region "Fly". From the fourth to the eighth of June 2014 were Roger Schäli, Alex Megos, David Hefti and Frank Kretschmann in the route. The German professional climber managed the first free ascent of the route with difficulties up to 8c.
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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Credits: Cover picture