Berni Schwaiger has added a sit down start to his own Pipe dream, 8B+/C, bumping the grade up a notch to 8C. As almost always, in the Saalachtal, Austria, which must surely be the area in the world with the highestdensity of problems in the 8B-C range. Quite astonishing as Berni, after his brother Hermann switched to triathlon a few years ago, is the only one making FA:s. Berni had tried the sit down on and off for years, but didn't really start making a more serious effort on the (crux) first move, until last fall. Winter brought bad conditions with a lot of ice, halting his efforts until now, when it all came together. I'll try to get a hold of the man for a short interview.
Photos: Bernhard Schwaiger on Pipe dream sd, Saalachtal, Austria.