Dean Potter FreeBASE: Eiger Deep Blue Sea

In 2008, Dean Potter successfully completed the first ‘FreeBase’ ascent of Deep Blue Sea (5.12+ / 7b+) on the infamous Eiger North Face, Switzerland. The ascent was documented and featured in the climbing film ‘The Sharp End’ by Sender Films.

We also found this inspiring little topo for the ascent itself, after 3 raps off the west flank, 7 pitches await that look a little like this: 6b+ 7a 7b+ 7a+ 7a+ 7a 7b+ 4c. Something for the long term project list perhaps?

Deep Blue Sea