In August 2015, Alex Luger realised his dream and made the first ascent of The Gift, on the Drusenfluh wall at Rätikon, Austria, and now there is a video.
With an 8c crux pitch, this seven pitch, 350m route is one of the most difficult at Rätikon, with only Beat Kammerlander's/Adam Ondra's WoGü having harder pitches.
Alex is something of an expert on vertical climbing on small holds and previously he has made the first ascent of Psychogramm, 8b+, and repeated Prinzip Hoffnung, 8b/+, on the Bürser Platte at Vorarlberg. Both are very bold trad climbs.
Alex Luger is sponsored by: adidas and DMM
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