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Watch the Story of Seb Berthe Freeing The Nose

He's only the seventh climber to free the route

On Nov. 11, Belgian climber Séb Berthe became only the seventh person to free climb The Nose, one of the world’s most famous routes. The 1,000-metre route is rated at 5.14a.

Berthe also became the 1st person ever to free climb the route ground up. Directed, produced and shot by Alexandre Eggermont. The first ascent of The Nose was in 1958 by Warren Harding, Wayne Merry and George Whitmore, who spent 47 days over a number of years working their way up. Lynn Hill made the first free ascent in 1993 and again in 1994.

The Nose Free

1993: Lynn Hill
1994: Lynn Hill
2005: Beth Rodden, Tommy Caldwell
2005: Tommy Caldwell
2014: Jorg Verhoeven
2018: Keita Kurakami
2018: Connor Herson
2019: Seb Berthe
2019: Babsi Zangerl
2019: Jacopo Larcher

The Nose Free