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The Wizard E8 6c first ascent
© Rambo of Bethlehem, May 2005
magic woods,Avers,Switzerland
Climbers: jack muller
Camera used: nikon d70
5*VOTING: number of votes 25
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Is that water down there? It's hard to tell in b&w.
robin mueller - 16/May/05
About 2-3 feet with some nice granite under the water!
This was actually my project but jack was just so eager,
and I knew that it would take a couple of months before I was in the right form to climb it,so rather the first ascent going to some non-local who doesn't know it's a project,I agreed to let him climb it, although it was quite sad for me!
Rambo of Bethlehem - 16/May/05
It does look absolutely amazing. Are you still planning on climbing it?
robin mueller - 25/May/05
Quality line. If that's the high water amrk below his feet, I would wait for a flood and risk drowning, rather than a shallow water solo.
Chris Fryer - 26/May/05
Yes I will climb it,but the initial motivation to do the first ascent is gone now,so I can therefore wait till I can do it relatively easily.
The water is at its highest now, although it only changes a foot or so .
Rambo of Bethlehem - 26/May/05
you could always wack a boulder mat at the bottom.
Im told they make quite good rafts!
pottsworth - 13/Oct/06
This is one of the most stunning lines I've ever seen - the gneiss is so smooth down my the river and the climbing looks very committing and awkward - an amazing first ascent and definitely worthy of the 'E' grade.
TimS - 28/Mar/08
and its so greasy and slippy too, we had a look after the rain, and when the river was really quite high, i wouldnt like to commit to the top moves, eek
philo - 10/Sep/08
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