Rocklands 2014

Rocklands 2014

Markus just arrived back home after spending 3 weeks in Rocklands Southafrica to finish off some undone business caused by a back injury there last summer.
Before leaving Markus spent some weeks doing physiotherapy to make sure it will not end in a lumbago like in 2013.
And it paid off as you can see:


On May 30th Markus opened a new route in his homearea Frankenjura which he describes as one of his hardest routes ever - if not the hardest.
It was a long standing project by him which he bolted in 2011.

After a bouldery start around 10moves you join "The Elder Statesman" - a 9a he opened in 2011 - and then you have to climb most of the hard moves of it.