Alex Huber’s new hard route
On Sept. 18, 2014 Alexander Huber and Michi Althammer made the first free ascent of Wetterbock on Wetterbockwand’s Goll East Face in Austria’s Berchtesgaden Alps.
Huber reports he’s climbed one of the more demanding alpine routes he’s sent. The 1,000-metre east face which Huber can see from his house intrigued him. When it was all said and done, he established Wetterbock 5.14b, 10 pitches.
As Planet Mountain reports Huber said, “On Sept. 18, after much rain and waiting around, Michi Althammer and I pulled off the redpoint ascent. As it happened, Franz Hinterbrandner was there to document the entire ascent. On days like those things simply couldn’t be better. It was steep, it was beautiful and sadly it’s all over.”
Full report from Planet Mountain