X-Drive 9a/+ FA by Manuel Brunn (43)

Thursday, 21 October

Manuel Brunn, who previously has done two 9a's, out of which the last one in 2013, has made the FA of X-Drive 9a/+ in Allgäu. It is a link-up of two FA by the Bindhammer brothers and it took him some 30 sessions. (c) Fabi Buhl

"This is the more logical and better line in my eyes. The process took quite a long as I have to squeeze my climbing into my daily life with kids and work. I’m also quite old turning 43 this year and need more and more rest days compared to the younger generation. Overall I tried the route for 2 seasons."

Did you do any special training or just climb on the route?
No training. I’m climbing for 30 years and for the last ten years I didn’t train at all. I just go outside. Motivation and knowing when to try hard is the key…

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