Simon Messner has climbed two new mixed routes in the Dolomites. One in the Sarntal valley in the Sarntal Alps with Kurt Brugger and another, an extension to an existing climb, at Val Lasties with Martin Sieberer.
Messner and Brugger first saw the potential of their new mixed line in the winter of 2017. They returned at the start of December and followed an obvious winter line up a steep limestone wall.
Solo per un Altro Hashtag was first climbed in 2018 by Jörg Niedermayr and Friedl Brancalion and recently repeated by Santiago Padrós and Diego Toigo. Messner and Sieberer climbed the line and continued up three more pitches. They called their new route Hashtag Extension IV M6 WI5. Messner said that it’s a “very rewarding outing.”
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Yesterday we could climb this fantastic Icicle and extend it for two more lengths. It was not the best day for being outdoors (snowfall and cold wind) but nevertheless a cool climbing day in mid december! Inspired by the name of the lower icefall we called our route "Hashtag Extension" (WI5, M6). @martin_sieberer #salewa #iceclimbing #dolomites #dolotool #coldfingers #climbingpics #climbing