Speed intégrale, 9a, by Babsi Zangerl

Babsi Zangerl on Speed Intégrale, 9a, Voralpsee, Switzerland, 162 kb
Babsi Zangerl on Speed Intégrale, 9a, Voralpsee, Switzerland
© Jacopo Larcher
Barbara Zangerl has repeated Cédric Lachat's Speed Integrale, 9a, at Voralpsee, Switzerland. This was Babsi's first of the grade.

"What a day!!!!—at 7 a.m. I finished my nightshift at the hospital; right after we drove to Voralpsee; without any expectations🙈 Energy was pretty low in the morning, but somehow the day ended with this crazy fight through this big route! On my last try of the day-> I DID IT!!! „Speed integrale"...big surprise——sooooooo happy!"

Speed Intégrale is the extension of Beat Kammerlander's mega classic test piece Speed, 8c+, from 1995. This route finishes 3/4 up the wall, and Cedric "simply" continued the 8a+ Lucy to the top of the crag. At the time of the first ascent in 2010, he said that he didn't think that the extension added so much in terms of difficulty, but that the original would probably be given 9a itself anywhere else, so no doubt about the grade.

Barbara Zangerl is sponsored by: Black Diamond, Climbskin, Faza brushes, Friction Labs and La Sportiva

Forums 6 comments

As a statement that doesn't make any sense. If something "would be 9a anywhere else" then that sounds as though it should be that grade. Of course, that's just one guy's opinion of the original route, but it seems...
I'm not so surprised, that Beat's route has got a late upgrade. In those times people like Beat or Manolo (Zanolla) where kind of silent heroes, not so mediate, not so keen on assigning new milestones, just improving...

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