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Big New Mixed Climb Sonnentanz M7+ in Dolomites

Vallunga Daniel Ladurner and Hannes Lemayer have made the first ascent of Sonnentanz WI5+ M7+, a new 260-metre mixed climb above Val Gardena in the Dolomites.

The pair recently made the first ascent of Teufelsgeige a few weeks ago, which is a new 125-metre WI5+ M6 right of the classic ice climb Piovra.

The new monster mixed rig is near the classic Illuminati, which was first climbed in January 2006 by Albert Leichtfried at M11+ WI6+ over five pitches.

Sonnentanz climbs a few pitches of steep ice, which had been climbed years ago, followed by a short mixed pitch followed by more ice.

The route sounds similar to Aquadisiac WI6 M7 on the Stanley Headwall, tho a big taller.

Watch the pair on the first ascent of Teufelsgeige a few weeks ago.