Roger Schaeli and Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll made the first one-day free ascent of La Vida es Siblar, a 900-metre 5.13 up the north face of the Eiger. The fully bolted 27-pitch route was also sent this summer by Nina Caprez and Aymeric Clouet.

Schaeli and Villanueva will be heading to the Himalayas later this year. Both climbers sent every pitch fee and Schaeli led all of the harder pitches. From the top of the Czech Pillar (the top of the route) they continued to the summit and then bivied on the south face.

Schaeli recently made his 50th ascent of the Eiger and told, “But one must also be humble towards this imposing mountain. My successes are joined by just as many attempts. The Eiger is relentless. I have climbed into the North Face dozens of times without being managing to descend from the summit or the west shoulder.”

La Vida es Siblar

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