The Art of Climbing: Kilian Fischhuber on Headless Children (8b/5.13d)

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Watch Kilian Fischhuber make the second ascent of Headless Children (8b/5.13d), a 250m route in the Rätikon Range of the Eastern Alps. The route ascends streaked walls, with multiple hard sections and a handless mantle over a roof on the seventh pitch.

“The way it looks, the way these vertical stripes run down, it’s like a painting, a bit like a watercolor—you feel like you’re climbing through a painting.”