I can understand for safety reasons why they chose to have Mirko climb it with the gear already in place. Just maybe a little bit disappointing. Maybe not the best choice of a classic for him to climb?
The first ascent was done on pre-placed gear.
I would say that it shouldn’t count as an FA with pre-placed gear. Ruined it for me
Gear in place or not, he still climbed the rig clean. First. The worst you could call it is a pinkpoint, but considering Yaniro put this up before Friends and sticky rubber I would say your ‘ethical’ quibbling is misguided and your disappointment misplaced. Also, nice one, Mirko.
Yeah awesome route discussion. Would have liked to have seen more shots of the route! Beautiful, inspiration piece of stone there!
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