Qui 9a+ by Roland Hemetzberger

Friday, 12 June

Roland Hemetzberger, who previously has sent five routes 9a and 9a+, reports on Insta that he has done Stefan Fürst 1996 test-piece Qui near Innsbruck, which only Adam Ondra has repeated. It begins with an 8c/+ route followed with a five moves 8A boulder where Roland failed 45 times before sending. "It was physically and mentally one of the biggest challenges I’ve ever had." (c) Fabian Hagenauer

"I grew up in Kufstein and moved three years ago to Innsbruck. I remember myself a few years ago saying, "I am not able to send Wagnis Orange", the lower 8c. I was simply psyched from Adam Ondra‘s video and ascent. Next is a multi-pitch project at Wilder Kaiser. It will be harder than WOGÜ which I sent two years ago." (WOGÜ is Ondra's FA with seven pitches including two 8c's, considered as one of the hardest in the world.)

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