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North America, Greenland, Schweizerland, Nalumasortoq, Central Tower, Vertical Dream

Nalumasortoq, Central Tower, Vertical Dream. It was reported that Christian Dalphin, A. Castella, R. Lehner, A. Truffer and N. Zambetti climbed a mostly new line on the Central Tower of Nalumasortoq in June. Vertical Dream begins by sharing six pitches with Cheese Finger at 3 O’Clock, a route Dalphin helped create in 1996. These pitches were almost freed in their entirety at F6c and 7a; one section of A2 remains on the second part of pitch three. Where Cheese Finger moves right to the beginning of the big dihedral, Vertical Dream climbs left in a crack system left of the crest of the pillar. The climbing went at A1, A2 and 6a, but the climbers think it could all be freed at 7b or 7c.

The team then climbed the 15-pitch, 500-meter Temps Sont Durs on the slabby east-north-east face of Half Dome. The climb, which begins 80 meters to the left of the sheer north face, went all free at 6c. (High Mountain Sports 197)