Ascent 1 of Drop a Line by Pirmin Bertle

Date of Ascent:

April 22, 2015

Suggested Grade:



30-40 days over 8 months




VIDEO: Drop a line, ~8C+, Cousimbert
Now, he has made the first ascent of a project he has worked on for eight months. Drop a line is a traverse, but as far as I understand, the grade is not a traverse grade. At 8C+, this would mean it's a contender for the hardest problem in the world, but there is a "but": In the recent past I have launched several high graded boulders and routes that claim from their appearance to be among the hardest in the world. They are not far from it, but they are nothing in comparison to what the strong young guns have done in the last years. I decided to grade them like this anyway. I have my reasons. I will explain.