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NEWS: VIDEO: Jasper Climbs FA of Black Death WI7/M8, E5

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 UKC News 28 Jan 2014
Robert and Wolfgang after their successful first ascent., 5 kbGerman alpinist Robert Jasper has made the first ascent of a hard new mixed line at Kandersteg in Switzerland with fellow German Wolfram Liebich. Jasper has named the line Black Death and graded the route WI7/M8, along with adding his own rating of E5 for psychological difficulty...

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=68678
 Chris Craggs Global Crag Moderator  UKC Supporter 28 Jan 2014
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Phew!


Chris
 JakeWShaw 28 Jan 2014
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Having climbed the summer route up the face and had rocks thrown down past me I wouldn't want to go near it in winter! Impressive/terrifying looking route!
 HP 28 Jan 2014
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Looks horrible - I have no interest in climbing this!
 LakesWinter 29 Jan 2014
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What an awesome piece of climbing!
 Michael Gordon 29 Jan 2014
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Gulp!

Instead of making up his own E grades maybe he should just give it WI7/M8, XS?
 Hardonicus 29 Jan 2014
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My god that looked absolutely trouser filling and utterly fecking grim.
 ralphio 29 Jan 2014
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Why is he trailing a rope off the back of his harness?
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Awesome, shale and ice, even looks a bit like Mick Fowler. Looks like the ice stuck some of the choss together in parts - THE lump of turf (not the initial bit that ripped) looked like THE good placement on the route.Don't think falling off, lead or 2nd would be a good plan.
 Dr_C 30 Jan 2014
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Awesome, but not for me. Loved watching it though. with NO music to interfere, just the natural sounds , made it an absolute joy for me.

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