28 March 2024

Marco Müller does L'isola che non c'è (9a)

Marco Müller has repeated L'isola che non c'è (9a) in Amden. (c) Moritz Waldleben

The route "L'isola che non c'è" is a hybrid boulder/sport climb first climbed by Fred Nicole 15 years ago. It is located in a cave near Amden, Switzerland, and it sit-starts at the lowest point following a logical and natural line about 15 meters long to the exit of the cave. It can be divided into three parts. The first part being a crimpy roof boulder [Ragtime (8B+)]. Then there's an easier middle part which goes straight into the last boulder, which is quite powerful. After that, there's an easier climb to exit the cave.”
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