Felsige Gaerten new mixed line in Tyrol - Up-Climbing

Felsige Gaerten new mixed line in Tyrol

Christian “Picco” Piccolruaz and Albert Leichtfried have done the first redpoint (and the first flash ascent) of Felsige Gaerten  (M8 WI7)  a mixed variant of Haengende Gaerten,  the classical hard icefall in Sellraintal (Tyrol, Austria) opened in  1988 by Andreas Orgler and  Otti Wiedmann.
"To be honest, Picco’s idea to put up a mixedline for winters with less ice at "Hängende Gärten" seemed quite odd to me"  Leichfried writes on his website
But  the decision to go turned to be right: " the climb was brilliant – especially pitch three turned out to offer challenging iceclimbing at its best and produced a big smile on my face! Thanks Picco for this odd but genial idea!"
More infos:  Albert Leichtfried