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Rare Repeat of WoGü (8c) for Cédric Lachat

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Cédric Lachat has made a rare repeat of the 8c multi-pitch WoGü in Rätikon, Switzerland. His experience on the route sounded extremely tough, both mentally and physically.

Writing on his Instagram, Lachat said that climbing the pitches in one push, along with filming on the wall was challenging. Not to mention 'the heat, the rain, the storms, the cold, the physical pain, the lack of skin, the fear and the lack of sleep.'

Wögu c'était une aventure fantastique et un vrai challenge d'enchainement et de tournage vidéo. Mais c'était aussi la chaleur, la pluie, les orages, le froid, la douleur physique, le manque de peau, la peur, le manque de sommeil, recommencer encore et encore les images, l'espoir et le doute, le devoir de retourner dans le mur peu importe la fatigue. Mais c'était surtout la rigolade non stop avec Nina et l'équipe de tournage, des amitiés et des moments inoubliables, des journées de grimpe dans un paradis Suisse, de la bonne nourriture direct des producteurs locaux et surtout Wögu c'est deux films hors du communs qui vont sortir l'année prochaine:-) 📸 @marc_daviet merci à tout l'équipe @marc_daviet @guillaume_broust @5elementsproduction @ninacaprez mathieu rivoire. Au sponsors du projet @karpos @petzl_official @scarpaspa @arcteryx @lyofood @airnoutdoor @hydroflask et tous les kisskissbankers #multipitchclimb #climber #climbing_is_my_passion #climbing #klettern #swisswaytoheaven #wogu #rätikon #aventurehumaine #escaladegrandevoie

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The route was opened by Beat Kammerlander together with H. Schleichl and P. Mathias in 1997 and named WoGü as a tribute to Wolfgang Güllich. It wasn't until 2008 that the route saw a free ascent courtesy of Adam Ondra and Pietro dal Prà, who stormed up the 7-pitch limestone route. Ondra believed the difficulty of the pitches to be as follows: 8c, 7c+, 8b+/c, 8b, 8b+, 8a+, 7c+ - making it one of the hardest multi-pitches in the Alps. The route has also been repeated by Edu Marin and Roland Hemetzberger.

Lachat is no stranger to desperate multi-pitches, having previously made ascents of Orbayu (8c) and Silbergeier (8b+), another of Kammerlander's routes at Rätikon.

Below is a film of Lachat and long-time climbing partner Nina Caprez on Orbayu in 2014:

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3 Jul

Can't wait to see the video of him struggling and making horse noises on this

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