Sasha DiGiulian and Carlo Traversi Have Eiger Dreams
Sasha DiGiulian and Carlo Traversi will be trying La Paciencia on the north face of the Eiger.
The 23-pitch 5.13 is the hardest climb on the Eiger and was freed in 2008 by Ueli Steck and Stephan Siegrist. There are three 5.13 pitches and five 5.12 pitches.
“We have been stopped by the wet 5.13b, which we nearly finished yesterday,” says DiGiulian, “but there was a literal waterfall cascading down it and it simply didn’t feel possible. We need the weather to improve…”
The first Canadian ascent of the north face of the Eiger was by Kevin Doyle in the mid 1980s.