25 March 2024

Moritz Welt repeats Stone Butterfly (9a+)

Moritz Welt has done the second ascent of Adam Ondra's Stone Butterfly (9a+) in Herculane. "5 sessions, power endurance with very complex and fun moves." This was the fourth 9a+ for the 22-year-old German who also has logged 20 routes graded 9a.

Can you tell us more about the trip and Stone Butterfly?
It's our second time here in Băile Herculane. My girlfriend and I visited this place last summer for 3 days and I checked out some of the hard lines. We liked it a lot here, so we planned to come back for a longer trip and finally this spring we made it! My main objective was to try and maybe send Stone Butterfly. I didn't know if 3 weeks would be enough but I was really psyched. Really surprised myself with doing it rather quickly after only one week!

The crags here are great and offer a lot of potential so I would definitely recommend to everyone to come here!

What is next?
My goal now is to send Black Cobra (2) (9a), which is at the moment the second hardest route here and maybe check out some open projects!
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