Daniel Jung has made the second ascent of The Recovery Drink in Norway, a crack that some say is one of the most difficult in the trad climbing world.
The route is located in Jössingfjord and was first climbed in 2013 by Nico Favresse, who did not weigh in on the grade.
Some of the best climbers in the world have tried it and said it’s possible 5.14d and at least 5.14c, making it one of the hardest single pitch, at 35 metres, crack in the world.
Jung is a top sport climber with 5.15s such as La Rambla and he placed all of his protection on lead, while Favresse had some gear pre-placed.
“What a beautiful line and a nice challenge,” said Jung. “I‘m extremely happy to have sent it finally on my very last day.”
Favresse had made the second ascent of Cobra Crack 5.14 in Squamish a few years before his send of The Recovery Drink.
Click on the clip below to watch an early attempt.
So close! I had many close tries so far. I even stuck the "karate" crux move once, but didn't got it well enough! Thanks for the video @jonegilauestad! Good to see that I have to kick my ass to climb a bit faster and send! Maybe it will work tomorrow? @blackdiamond @fiveten_official @goodgripinfo #brandofthebrave #liveclimbrepeat #schlüsselstelle #jungsboulderhalle #goodgripinfo