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Süpervitamin 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

   
Type:  Sport, Alpine, 7 pitches, 700'
Original:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: R. Ruhstaller and B. Rathmayr 2012
Season: Summer
Page Views: 112
Submitted By: Monty on Aug 7, 2015

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Did i mention the rappels are steep?

Description 

This is an amazing line that begins with easier knobby climbing and then dramatically steepens to overhanging jugs. The climb begins from the main ledge system shortly after a traverse protected by a fixed line. Currently there is a black threaded rope marking the start of the route. The route is well protected, but the climbing is obligatory. Don’t be put off by the harder ratings as the pitches felt soft compared to other alpine areas in Switzerland.

P1 (6a+/10b; 45m): This is an incredibly enjoyable way to start your day. Start by climbing a right leaning ramp to a high first bolt. Continue up on awesome knobs and belay at a stance.

P2 (6a/10a; 25m): Continue the fun knob climbing to a belay at a ledge.

P3 (6b+/11a; 40m): Pull a thin move then continue up on easier ground. Belay at a ledge.

P4 (7a+/12a; 35m): Pull through the chossy roof, unclip the first bolt to reduce drag, and continue trending up and right on flaky rock. At the top, step left to an anchor on a ledge.

P5 (7a/11d; 25m): Traverse left off the ledge and continue climbing up and left for a few bolts until it is possible to trend back right on better rock. Follow bolts to a hanging belay.

There is also a 7b+ variation that goes straight up from the belay and ends at the same anchor. This looks like better rock.

P6 (7b/12b; 40m): The money pitch! Climb the severely overhanging face past several bolts to a belay on a nice ledge. One of the best sport pitches in the alpine on amazing rock.

P7 (7a+/12a; 25m): Step left off the belay and follow bolts through a nice roof. Belay on a nice ledge. This is another fantastic pitch.

Descent: Rap the route with two 50m ropes bypassing the anchor at the top of pitch 4. Bring prusiks and clip bolts on the headwall so you don’t get stuck in space. Also, don't forget to clip the ropes to the anchor so you can give your partner a "fireman's belay" while they swing around in space.

Location 

The climb begins in the middle of the wall, from the main ledge system shortly after a traverse protected by a fixed line. Currently there is a black threaded rope marking the start of the route.

Protection 

12-13 draws/slings; 2x 50m ropes


Photos of Süpervitamin Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Awesome knobs on the first 3 pitches!
Awesome knobs on the first 3 pitches!
Rock Climbing Photo: Lisa climbing the first headwall pitch.
Lisa climbing the first headwall pitch.

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