Home > News

Babsi Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher Repeat Five-Pitch Kampfzone 5.14a

They said it's one of the nicest big-wall-style 5.14s they've climbed

Babsi Zangerl made the first repeat of Kampfzone, a five-pitch 5.14a in the Rätikon, which was first climbed by Beat Kammerlander ground-up in 2013 and freed in 2017. Her partner Jacopo Larcher repeated it a few days later.

The strong duo, who both repeated The Path 5.14R in the Canadian Rockies a few years ago, spent two days projecting the monster line. Kammerlander belayed Zangerl on redpoint ascent.

Zangerl and Larcher are two of the world’s top big wall free climbers, with hard repeats in Yosemite and throughout Europe. Kampfzone breaks down to 5.14a, 5.14a 5.13c, 5.12 and 5.13.

View this post on Instagram

After all those classics in the mountain range of Rätikon, I thought it can’t get any better. After Silbergeier, Unendliche Geschichte, headless children and many more the bar was set high. There are still some more hidden gems around. „Kampfzone“ is @kammerlander_beat newest creation. The psych was high to climb that line but to climb it together with Beat was definitely a special effect!! Thanks for the great company and the perfect sticky „no fall“ day. I felt honored to team up with him for a day!! You are a legend!! #inspiration Today I went back with my one and only favorite (sorry, Beat😉) to support him on his turn to climb it and also Jacopo finished one other awesome climb on his wishlist. Happy end!! @blackdiamond @lasportivagram @vibram @reelrock @alpsolut_pictures

A post shared by Babsi Zangerl (@babsizangerl) on