Austrian Grade 7 Ice - Hardest in World?

Center Court WI7, 103 kb
Center Court WI7
© Albert Leichtfried
Two of the world's hardest ice climbs were established in Austria's Valle di Gastein this January.

On the 4th, Austrians Rudolf Hauser, Alexander Holleis and Rupert Huber made the first integral ascent of Gamsstubenfall (WI7, 800m) in the Gasteinertal; three days later, Austrians Albert Leichtfried and Benedikt Purner made the first ascent of Centercourt (WI7+, 300m) in the nearby Anlauftal.

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