Austrian sisters Sabine and Barbara Bacher have both redpointed the 8c sport route of Schwarzer Schwan in ÷tztal, Tirol, Austria. The route is named after the film The Black Swan.
"...one day I woke up to misty and rainy morning. I looked out the window and questioned whether the route was dry. My other sister, Kathi, encouraged me to have a go and the all so familiar nerves set in. We walked through the damp forest up the overhanging granite wall and I made a really good attempt, falling on the tricky moves after the crux. I was pleased with my effort and had already accepted defeat for that day but I had a feeling deep down that I should give it just one more attempt. After a serial moment I climbed the 'Schwarzer Schwan' and the feeling of relief and happiness were indescribable."
There is also a report and more photos on the excellent Otztal Website.
The video below shows off the excellent climbing in ÷tztal and features the Bachar sisters as well as David Lama and some other local climbing stars.
Barbara has several sponsors including Mammut, Otztal, OWK, OEAV, Rot-Weiss-Rot