Today, I suspect Jan Hojer realized a dream. The 18-year-old from Cologne managed to grab an ascent (I admit it, I've lost count... could it be the 13th?) of Wolfgang Güllich's Waldkopf shallow pocket test-piece Action directe, 9a, in the Frankenjura.
I asked Jan to tell TheLowDown about his ascent and the process leading up to it:
"The first time I tried the route was in 2009 (autumn) because I was motivated in trying some harder stuff.... in my first session I managed to do all the moves and I was so psyched that I spent another day and the following two weekends in AD.
Thanks a lot Jan and good luck with your next project!