Salbitschijen - West Ridge - (6/A1 or 7+)

According to many people this is the most beautiful, longest and hardest ridge rock climb of the whole alps. It's a 35 pitches climb on 5 consecutive big towers of perfect granite. The route is very challenging as it's still in perfect alpine style. There are no bolts except on the slab of the key pitch. Today it's possible to climb it within the day starting very early and climbing nonstop for at least 10 hours. On the other hand, Came and I decided for a more adventurous approach attacking in the afternoon and planning a bivy

Photos by Came and Lorenz
Text by Lorenz