"New" Nicole route in the 9th grade
by Björn Pohl - UKC Feb/2010
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Not exactly news perhaps, as it happened in March last year, but none the less unknown to most: Mr Nicole, Fred this time, has put up L'isola che non c'è (Neverland), 9th grade (~5.15) in the Amden cave, St. Gallen, Switzerland. The route is around 15m, 12 of which are pure roof climbing. It begins with a sit down start, but couldn't be climbed as a boulder problem because of the high finish, ~10 m off the ground. According to UP-climbing, L'isola che non c'è has a climbing style resembling Witness the Fitness, HCR, and Esperanza, Hueco Tanks, and a structure similar to Madiba, at Rocklands and to Cave Rave in the Grampians.
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Photo: Fred Nicole on L'isola, che non c'è, by Stefan Kürzi.
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