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NEWS: Silbergeier - Multipitch 8b+ for Wiz Fineron

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 UKC News 27 Jun 2014
Wiz Fineron - feet in the haul bag to keep warm., 4 kbWiz Fineron has made the first British ascent of the famous 240m 8b+ multipitch route Silbergeier in the Ratikon area of Switzerland.

"Wiz cruised the first couple of pitches and led the third, 8a+, pitch just before the rain hit. We climbed quickly to a small cave and sheltered for a couple of hours waiting for the rain to stop and things to dry up again. Unfortunately a thick clag had moved in and when Wiz red-pointed the fifth and hardest pitch it had actually begun to rain lightly!"

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=69005

In reply to UKC News:

YES! Good lad Wiz!

Really pleased that this route has seen an ascent by Wiz, really good effort.

Jack
In reply to UKC News:

Top effort - the misty photos look atmospheric to say the least.

And how does anyone get as cool a name as "Wiz"? Is is short for something?
In reply to UKC News:

Brilliant effort! Nice one Wiz!
 Wft 27 Jun 2014
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cant get enough of this route, good going.
 Tom Ripley 27 Jun 2014
In reply to TobyA:

> And how does anyone get as cool a name as "Wiz"? Is is short for something?

It's short for Owain.

Top effort Wizz.
In reply to Tom Ripley:

> It's short for Owain.

It's not really though is it?! Anyway, its great to read about these kind of climbs done by climbers I've not heard of before. There's some depth of talent out there.


 michaelja 27 Jun 2014
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The film about Nina and Cedric remains fantastic to watch. A real slapstick.
Well done Wiz!
 nz Cragrat 29 Jun 2014
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We have claimed him now as a Kiwi like you claimed Ed Hillary
In reply to nz Cragrat:

They all come under her majesty's commonwealth old sport. What, what!
 nz Cragrat 30 Jun 2014
In reply to Adam_42:

Here is an update from Wiz
http://climber.co.nz/news/silbergeier-update

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