The master himself once again gives the Rätikon a special class testpiece: Battle Zone (6 SL, 8c, 8a obl.).
As Beat communicated this week, he was able to successfully climb his long-term project Kampfzone (8c) in the Rätikon. “On August 14, 2017, I managed a complete red point ascent. The route is called “Kampfzone”, the location is the small tower in the Rätikon, the climbing is extremely difficult and the rock quality is something of the best I know. The route was first climbed 5 years ago with an uncompromising free climbing stick from below, so difficulties up to 8a are mandatory to climb. Difficulties: 1.Sl. 8b +, 2nd sl. 8c-, 3rd sl. 8a + -, 4th sl. 7a, 5. 7c ”, explains Beat on September 10th of this year.
Silbergeier attracts international climbing elite
Beat Kammerlander's routes are known. World famous. One of the most visited tours is Silver Vulture in the same area as Battle Zone. The route is on the fourth Kirchlispitze, extends over six rope lengths with difficulty to 8b + on the Begeher. The list of enthusiasts suggests that the red-vein inspection of silver vultures is only reserved for a few athletes: Adam Ondra, Nalle Hukkataival, Fabian Buhl or Nina Caprez and Cedric Lachat (list not conclusive) were able to score the route successfully.
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