Cédric Lachat climbing Fly in Lauterbrunnental, Switzerland


Watch Cédric Lachat making the first repeat of Fly, the difficult multi-pitch climb in Lauterbrunnental in Switzerland freed by Germany’s Alex Megos. The Swissman repeated the route with Tobias Suter in 2019.

In August 2019 Switzerland’s Cédric Lachat, climbing with Tobias Suter during this Swissway to Heaven project, made the first repeat and first one-day redpoint of Fly, the difficult multi-pitch climb in the Lauterbrunnental famed for being one of the hardest alpine sport climbs in Switzerland. First ascended ground-up between 2006 and 2009 by Roger Schäli, Michel Pitelka, Markus Iff, Bernd Rathmayr, Mäx Grossman and Stephan Eder, it was freed in 2014 by Alexander Megos over a period of 4 days.

In order to redpoint these 19 pitches Lachat needed to pull out all the stops as he battled hard against conditions and a crescendo of difficulties that culminates in the last four pitches: 8b, 7b+, 8c, 8b+.

Info: FB Cedric Lachat, KarposPetzlSCARPA

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