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Anna Torretta repeats Robert Jasper's "Tomahawk" M10+/M11- at Sulwald, Switzerland

Anna Torretta, dry tooling on White Out, Kandersteg, Switzerland

Kandersteg in the Swiss Alps, or rather, one of the world's premier ice climbing and dry tooling areas. The Italian Anna Torretta paid a lightening visit to Sulwald, one of Kandersteg's mixed crags equipped by Robert Jasper, where she attempted "White Out" M10. Unfortunately a crucial hold broke during her ascent, rendering the climb significantly harder than before. Torretta decided to focus her attention on Japser's "Tomahawk" M10+/M11-, working the moves through the 10m overhang to reach the drip. Despite warm conditions, she returned a day later and sent the route straight off, feeling the line to be at least half a grade overgraded.


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Top: Kandersteg, Anna Torretta climbing "Whiteout" a moment before the hold broke... (Photo H. Mair).

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