Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Brands

Videos

Watch Alessandro Zeni Make the First Ascent of 5.15b Slab Cryptography

Cryptography, located in Saint Loup, Switzerland, is a linkup of two notable hard routes. The line starts on Fred Nicole’s Bain de Sang (9a, 5.14d) and then moves into Francios Nicole’s (Fred’s brother) Bimbaluna (9a/9a+, 5.14d/5.15a). The Italian climber Alessandro Zeni made the first ascent of the new line in January of this year, grading it 5.15b. This makes Cryptography one of the hardest slabs in the world. Watch Zeni’s journey to send the line in the video above.

Related Videos: