[VIDEO] Nalle Hukkataival in “Silbergeier” (8b+)

When Beat Kammerlander established the route "Silbergeier" (8b+/5.14a) in 1993, it is unlikely he ever expected it to become the multi-pitch route of choice for climbing's bouldering fraternity. However in recent years, despite its technical, slabby style and sparse bolting, the line has seen numerous ascents from climbers more commonly in the news for their efforts closer to the ground.

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In 2014 alone, the route was climbed by Wiz Fineron, Fabian Buhl and as shown in this video, Finnish powerhouse Nalle Hukkataival. For most people, selecting a six-pitch titan like “Silbergeier” as their first multi-pitch route would be a move approaching madness, but Nalle’s skill and prowess saw him top out the Rätikon’s most famous line after a mere four days of effort.