Hilti’s Nuron Supports Red Bull In Swiss Dam Scaling Challenge 

Red Bull’s 2022 Dual Ascent challenge has this year been supported by Hilti, with the global construction brand providing all anchors and tools to create a challenging dam climbing route for some of the world’s bravest adventurists.  

Taking place at Verzasca Dam in Switzerland from October 26th to the 29th, the Red Bull Dual Ascent is a man-made solution to outdoor climbing competitions, which are often difficult to organise due to real-world conditions and variables with the route, logistics and impact on the environment.  

Standing at 220m high, the jaw-droppingly impressive Verzasca Dam allows competitors to climb to heights of 180m, around 3 times as high as standard climbing walls at indoor gyms. 

This will be the first-ever head-to-head multi-pitch climbing competition on identical, artificial routes, and 16 of world’s top climbers have been invited to participate, competing in teams of two, over three days. 

This climb is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience – specially prepared for this competition, the Red Bull Dual Ascent route will be gone once the competition is over. 

Various tools from Hilti’s newly launched Nuron roster were used to create the dam climbing route including: 

Nuron SF 6-22 cordless drill driver 

Nuron TE 6-22 cordless rotary hammer 

Nuron B 22-170 battery 

TE-CX (SDS Plus) hammer drill bit 

Other solutions used included over 5000 chemical anchors to keep handholds, footholds and other items in place.  

Now all that’s left to do is hang around the bottom, look up and marvel at the super-humans willing to take on a challenge of this magnitude. 

What do you think of Red Bull’s Dual Ascent: dedication or pure madness? Get in touch in the comments below and let us know your thoughts. 

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