Adam Ondra sends Silbergeier 8b+
July 27, young Czech climber Adam Ondra sent the route Silbergeier 8b+ in Rätikon, the Alps region in Switzerland and Austria. Two days later he sent another hard multi-pitch route Zub za zub 8b+ in one day attempt.
Silbergeier is one of the hardest multi-pitch routes in the world. It was established in 1993 by Beat Kammerlander from Austria. The route Zub za zub was made by a Czech team of T.Sobotka, L.Mazl, O.Benes, M.Rosecky in 2004. They climbed it AF and graded as 9+. The route Zub za zub (Tooth for tooth) is 150 m, the pitches are: 7b+, 6c+, 8b+, 7a, (4). It is in the Swiss Rätikon, sector Schweizereck, about 30 meters right from a big block in 1/3 of the wall. The route ends on the ledge under the broken small orange wall, it is possible to finish it to a small tower via a loose easy way about 4 UIAA.
The lastes success of the fourteen-year-old climber was preceded by his great performance in the French area Gorge du Loup, where on August 1 he did the route Abysse 9a. Ondra sent the masterpiece of Alexandre Chabot in only three attempts.