Last November it moved Barbara Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher to the Yosemite Valley in the United States. The two had big plans: The third ascent of Zodiac (16 SL, 8b) at El Capitan. They were successful.

Louder than 11 has accompanied the commission of the two with the necessary camera equipment. The result is a film full of beautiful pictures and a portrait of the two sympathetic climbers.

History of the first ascent and the name Zodiac

The route Zodiac 1972 was first owned by Charlie Porter. The visit was accompanied by curious events that led Charlie to name the route accordingly. On he is quoted as saying: "During the climb, several strange events occurred. When Porter reached the top of pitch 3 he found himself a dead bird and dubbed the spot accordingly. More ominously, as Porter explains, "This was the time of the Zodiac killer, a serial killer in San Francisco. I would go up on the wall, come down, and find that he had killed again. His killings seemed to be timed with when I was on the climb. "This disturbing coincidence led to the naming of the route. So, "It's that time when everyone's talking about the stars."

Zodiac at El Capitan in the Yosemite Valley - USA
Zodiac at El Capitan in the Yosemite Valley - USA

Video about the ascent of Zodiac at El Cap

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