Conny Matthes, FA of Der Antagonist ~8A

Conny Matthes has made the FA of Der Antagonist, 8A, at the Schirradorf boulders in the Frankenjura. The problem was an old Michael "Meggi" Schenzel-project that climbs the hardest parts of Andre Behr's Crashpad dummy-traverse (8B+) in the opposite direction, before exiting through Deluxe, 7B. On the first part of Der Antagonist, the holds are mostly small crimpers and pinches in slightly overhanging terrain, wheras the second part is entirely different with powerful, dynamic moves through the roof.
Conny needed three days, and roughly ten tries, to piece it all together. 8A is just a suggestion. Others who have tried it has mentioned higher grades. Time will tell... Now the race is on for the FMA (first male ascent)!
Source: Felsensucht/ Boulderrausch
Photo: Conny Matthes on Der Antagonist, by Thomas Hocke

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