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Austria - Tirol - A two days in the wetterstein

after a nice climbing Friday with Mario and Christian today i returned for an old project with Manuel....

Sonne Hinter dem Nebel ( 7a+/b, 300m - 10 pitches -  Alexandra and Matthias Robl 2007)
(6a+, 6a+, 6a+, 6b, 7a+/7b, 6c+/7a, 6a+, 6b, 6a, 7a)
the routes was the last complete route made by Matthias before his  deadly accident due  to a falling rock apparently cutting the rope Matthias was hanging in while setting up a nearby new route (the nowadays im memoriam Matthias)
it is a slab and nice aerial climbing up to a series of nice roofy movements which characterize the crux of the 5th pitch...

here: Click... the original description of the route made by Matthias.

with Manu we took it easy today and walked in pretty late to avoid the fhön of the Inn Valley and the cold, we then freed and onsighted the first 4 pitches and sorted out the crux movements.
then looked at the clock 2pm.... well with half the routes above us and the option to rappel in the dark we call it a day and got back to the car around 4:30 pm, not without implementing our cleaning skills while dislodging huge dangerous blocks and rappelling the overhangs with the sun falling off the wall...
will be back for the integral free next spring.

PS. the slab climbing was great with nowdays temperatures...some of slab movement in the 6b ish area might be tricky in a hot summer day...

some pics¨from Friday below:

Sonne hinter dem nebel (7a+/b):

the description is detailed up to the point we reached. all the belay have a maillon good for rappelling. In case the top is reached the use of the independent  rappelling line (recommended) requires  60m double ropes....

Manuel negotiating the roofy crux


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4 wood boards 28mm x 300mm x 1200mm (price ca. 5 Eur each, full wood)1m metal threaded rod (8mm) to be cutted in 4 pieces of 25cm each8 bolts M88 washer M8Wood specific gluesdrill2 or 4 crimping tools  to fix the panels while gluing them together (overnight)sandpaper grid 400 and 10010mm drill tip to make the fixing holes 25 mm drill tip to make  the starting holes at the edges of the  slotswood-saw
The A3 sized plan can be downloaded here as PDF (Click).
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Austria - Tirol - Habicht (3277m)

In this dry year, a very nice tour in great snow for what concern the upper part of the tour.
ca 60 and more cm of fresh powder await the brave snow seekers.
Habicht (3277m) - 25km, 2000hm ca

careful - ski carrying up to ca 2200m.
the rest is great  ;-)
today we teamed up as 4 to alternate in tracking the fluffy withe pleasure

Austria - Tirol -MicroWenden

...awesome rock quality, ....long approach, .....wild and seldomly climbed, ......a nice day out ;-)