A few days ago, the German professional alpinist Michi Wohlleben freed his long-term project on the Trinity in the Alpstein mountains. The route called Bodhichitta is one of the most difficult multi-pitch tours in Switzerland. The German does not give an official rating.

For a long time it was in the stars for the German professional alpinist whether he would make the first ascent from 2020 in the Alpstein each rotpunkt will be able to climb. Yet Michi Wohlleben did not give up and planned the very technical multi-pitch tour over and over again in the past two years.

The pieces of the puzzle came together a few days ago. At ten o'clock in the evening, Michi Wohlleben stood on top of the narrow summit ridge of the Dreifaltigkeit with the red point ascent of one of the most difficult multi-pitch routes in the Alps: bodhichitta.

Michi Wohlleben refrains from rating

So far he has never doubted any route as much as this one, says Michi Wohlleben. This is because the route is so close to its limit. "The climbing is very specific and technical with friction steps and extremely bad holds."

Wohlleben decided not to rate the route. Talking about Lacrux leading with Wohlleben, however, it becomes clear that the route will almost certainly be in the upper eighth French degree - and thus in the range of routes like deja (8c+, 400m) in the Rätikon or Sauve qui Pleut (8c/+, 270m) at Fionnay will move.

Schweizer Fernsehen about the red point ascent

Michi Wohlleben on the first ascent in 2020

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Credits: Cover picture Alexander Fox