Top Austrian climber Hansjorg Auer has pieced together a long-time project on Nosslachwand in Tyrol, Austria, he called June Afternoon.
Auer might be best known for his first free-solo of the Fish Route 5.13 in the Dolomites in 2008 featured in the below film.
He made the first free ascent last week of June Afternoon, a five-pitch line nearly a decade after establishing the line.
The crux is the first pitch which Auer gives 5.13d/14a, but stands apart from the rest of the route with its bouldery moves.
The most wild pitch on the route is the final, which climbs up and out above the valley. It is one of many routes like it in the area.
The pitches are broken down into 5.13d/14a, 5.10, 5.12+, 5.12- and 5.13b.
Freed my old multipitch project in Ötztal a few days ago calling it 'June Afternoon'. This five pitches long sportclimb (8b/+, 5a, 7c, 7a, 8a) located on the right side of the Nösslachwand offers some great climbing with an incredible last pitch. Thanks to everyone who was up there with me this and over the last years, when I was trying the line occasionally. Also high five to my longtime buddy Thomi. Together we've explored this piece of rock nine years ago during our crazy time on and off the walls. #climbing #oetztal #newroute @thenorthface @oetztal.official @lasportivagram @team_edelrid @totemcams @garmin @smithoptics Photo: @eliasholzknecht