VIDEO: Babsi Zangerl's ascent of Hotel Supramonte

by Björn Pohl - UKC Dec/2011
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+The Gorropu Gorge, Sardinia, 85 kb
The Gorropu Gorge, Sardinia
UKC News, Dec 2011
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From Planet Mountain comes this video of Barabara Zangerl's 4th try ascent of Hotel Supramonte, [~7b+, 7c+, 8b, 8a+, 8b, 7c, 7a, 7b, 7b+, 7b. 6b+] in the Gorropu gorge, Sardinia. The ascent was made in April this year.

Babsi speaks German, but in short she says that:
- the second pitch was one of the hardest for her because the crux was reachy and she had to find her own method
- the third pitch, a ~30m 8b, was pumpy
- she fell near the top on the 8a+ and had to do the whole thing again which was difficult mentally
- on the crux of the second 8b, it was very important for her to get the knee in the exact right spot to be able to reach the next two finger pocket.
- the pitches after the 5th weren't so bad

Previously, she has bouldered as hard as 8A+/B (Pura vida) and done routes up to 8c (Erntezeit).

Barbara Zangerl is sponsored by: adidas, Black Diamond and Five Ten


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