30 Jan 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