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Watch Roland Hemetzberger Send Delirium

As the standard of sport climbing has risen, room is running out at classic crags for climbers to make their mark on classy lines. 

Over the past decade, many young climbers are taking their 5.14 skills to big alpine walls. Watch Roland Hemetzberger climb a new 5.14 in the Kaiser Mountains of Austria.

Other routes on the wall were established by classic climbers, such as Herman Buhl and Hans Dulfer. Hemetzberger had previously freed an old aid route on the wall, Scheffler/Siegert 5.14. His new route is one of the most difficult multi-pitch climbs in the area.

“The route was a great adventure because after the four overhanging pitches, the line changes to alpine terrain, and you have to find your way through another four clean pitches in an awesome setting,” said Hemetzberger. “It was a day I will never forget.”

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