VIDEO: Salbitschijen South Ridge

UKC User David Linnett of Bald Eagle Productions has just released his latest video of the premier alpine rock climb Salbitschijen South Ridge 2981m, near Göschenen in Central Switzerland. ​This short video features the flora and fauna around the Salbithütte, time lapses, views to the outrageous Westgrat, big towers, super-exposed ridges and giddyfying drops, culminating in the photogenic Gipfelnadel summit pinnacle.

"Along with my climbing buddies, we booked into the lovely Salbithütte for a few days and all had a great time exploring the area and clambering up some rock routes. The Salbitschijen is renowned for it's immaculate granite and 3 looooong classic ridges, namely the Ostgrat, Sudgrat + Westgrat and we were lucky enough to climb the super-classic 16 pitch 550M South Ridge on a great day of weather. The Sudgrat is often and justifiably described as one of the best and most beautiful climbs of its type and grade in the whole of the Alps, a description I now totally agree with!"

 


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29 Sep, 2015
Another nice little video from Me Eagle & team. So what's next ?
29 Sep, 2015
Hey Doug muchly appreciated and thanks for taking the time to post. As for what's next? Well I have 3 climbing videos in pre-production, complete with some pretty cool drone footage so watch this space. And a big list of "exciting" routes + adventures to film which will last me at least a year or 3... :-) Cheers Dave
29 Sep, 2015
Well done Dave another great video!
29 Sep, 2015
Nice one Dave. You're working through the classics! You'll have to set up a 'Bald Eagle' ticklist on the UKC logbooks :) I climbed that route a few years ago and it was nice to try and recognise any of it......didn't remember much, but a few spots here and there, like the crux wall and the last couple of pitches. I remember feeling exhausted and a bit 'altitudy' by then.
29 Sep, 2015
Very nice but is the route completely bolted ? It looks to have lots of bolts next to lots of cracks for the most part. I dunno, what IS alpine climbing coming to?
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