Pirmin Bertle on Focus Pocus 5.15a in Switzerland / Bertle’s blog

Pirmin Bertle has made the first ascent of Focus Pocus 5.15a at Jansegg in Switzerland.

Bertle has previously climbed up to 5.15b and has over a dozen first ascents 5.14d or harder.

On his blog, he said, “The hardest single move of this first seven-moves-boulder is an extremely extended stretch out to a miniscule one finger pocket.

“If you don’t hit it well, you won’t hold it. If you are smaller than 1.8 metres you won’t reach out to the foot holds and when you don’t have my finger strength…

“And if you have thicker fingers than me – what should be the case for most of the very strongly trained high end climbers – you won’t even enter into this mono.”

Watch Bertle on the first ascent of La Cène du (Roi) Lézard – The Last Supper of the Lizard (King) 5.15b.

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