The professional climber Jacopo Larcher succeeds in the first ascent of an old project on Lorünser Wändle. Jacopo names the 9a route with explosives.

The first ascent is a line in Vorarlberg's climbing area that has long been known as the “Lorünser Project” Lorünser Wändle. The route was invented by climbing legend over 25 years ago Beat Kammerlander set up, but never freely climbed.

Numerous climbers have broken their teeth on the route. A few days ago Jacopo Larcher close this chapter and freely climb the route.

With the naming, Jacopo is making an allusion to the fact that all sectors are located on the property of Steinbruch Lorüns GmbH and that there was meanwhile fear that the sectors might fall victim to the work of the company.

I very much hope that this area will continue in the future because it is a wonderful area (not just for climbers) and there are still tons of difficult projects waiting to be climbed.

Jacopo Larcher

The company recently submitted a so-called deforestation application, which made the local climbing scene sit up and take notice. According to the latest information, the climbing sectors and thus routes will be preserved for at least the next 15 years. Motivated repeaters, nothing stands in the way of the second ascent of the route explosive (9a) to get.

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Credits: Cover picture Barbara Zangerl