Nina Caprez Frees Silbergeier (5.14a) in the Ratikon

By Rock and Ice | January 18th, 2013

Nina Caprez started climbing at age 13. While growing up, on her bedroom wall, she had a poster of Pietro dal Pra copping the famous and playful no-hands rest on Silbergeier. It was always a route she wanted to do. Pietro dal Pra told her, “Nina, when you turn 25, you will climb Silbergeier.”

Just before she turned 25, Caprez remembered dal Pra’s prophecy and headed into the Ratikon with her boyfriend, Cedric Lachat, to work the route. In the summer of 2011, Caprez redpointed Silbergeier for its first female ascent.


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