2 July last year, Nina Caprez became the first woman to repeat Beat Kammerlander's Silbergeier at Rätikon, Switzerland. This is the video about the ascent.
Jack Geldard made an interview with Nina at the time, but in short she says about the ascent that:
The first 8b pitch felt like a 7a warm-up route, at the 7c+ slab traverse were like glued to the wall, in the 8a+ pitch the fingers felt frozen to the wall. In the 7a pitch I even tried a brand new pair of shoes on, and then - Rock'n'Roll - the last two pitches, the 8b+ and the horrible 7c+ went perfectly.
The first ascent of Silbergeier was made by Beat Kammerlander. It's around 200m divided into 6 pitches (8b/b+, 7c+/8a, 8a+, 7a+, 8b+, 7c+/8a).
Here's the video
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