Anche Siebe Vanhee è Yeah Man sul Gastlosen in Svizzera
Il climber belga Siebe Vanhee ha ripetuto Yeah Man, la difficile via di più tiri sulla cima Gran Pfad nel gruppo montuoso del Gastlosen in Svizzera.
A pochi giorni dalla ripetizione di Cédric Lachat, anche Siebe Vanhee è riuscito a venire a capo di Yeah Man sulla cima Gran Pfad nel gruppo montuoso del Gastlosen in Svizzera.
Aperta dalle due guide alpine svizzere Francoise Studemann e Guy Scherrer, la via affronta difficoltà fino ad 8b+ nei suoi 300 metri ed era stata liberata da Josune Bereziartu e Rikar Otegi nel 2004. A causa del brutto tempo, i due avevano liberato i tiri in giorni diversi.
Nel 2010 lo svizzero Giovanni Quirici era riuscito nella prima libera in giornata poi, dopo 9 anni di oblio, sono arrivate le ripetizioni di Lachat e, appunto, Vanhee. Per il climber belga si tratta della sua via di più tiri più difficile finora, salita in rotpunkt il 8 agosto dopo soli 3 giorni di preparativi.
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* Free ascent of ‘Yeah Man’, 8b+ multipitch Gastlosen * Last Thursday 8th of August I managed to sent my hardest multi-pitch ever. Suddenly I was hanging there, at the anchor of the 8th pitch (8b+) of ‘Yeah Man’, having freeclimbed all the pitches in one day. This ascent came very quick, I gave myself the whole month of August not to feel any pressure. This was the best strategy ever. The day I sent, was only my 4th day on the route in 9 days time! With this ascent I’m the third person to freeclimb the entire route in one day after Giovani Quirici and Cédric Lachat. Cédric just send the route last month, congratz to him! Thanks to the humid conditions that day, my expectations where very low. The best way to try hard and climb relax is to have no expectations at all. My climbing partner of the day, Vini, was eager to check out the route for the first time and didn’t mind following every pitch in toprope. This gave me the perfect opportunity to lead every single pitch. Yeah Man is a real sustained climb because of the high number of hard pitches you have to climb in a row, all the way in the end. Here’s the itinerary: 7a / 7b+ / 7b+ / 7c / 8a+ / 8a / 8a / 8b+ / 7a The biggest lesson I learned from this is to really have more patience. I took more than one rest day in between the try’s and I gave myself one month time to work and climb the route. So less pressure helps to be more patient. So my message is: “If you think you are patient and there is still no result, you’re not patient enough!” Thanks a lot to Lowie, Vini and Jean-Elie for joining me on the route! Big hugs and thanks to Ruben and Delphine for all the support!@delphine_puremovement and @laniac_escalade And big thanks for the great pictures @stefankuerzi #neverstopexploring #lasportiva #foryourmountain #weareclimbers @thenorthface @thenorthface_climb @thenorthfaceuk @thenorthfacede @thenorthfaceit @petzl_official @lasportivagram @avventuraoutdoor @totemmt @climbskinspain @sportpraktijk @frigyesvandenauweele @klimclubhungaria @kleankanteen