22 Aug 2013

Black Mamba Don’t Text

Last year we found one of the best new climbing areas in Tirol and the projects are slowly getting ticked off by the Oetztal climbing team. Elias Holzknecht bolted one of the king lines at the crag and kindly decided to declare his project open and free for people to try. I was keen to get stuck into a project and started working out the crux sequence. The route is incredible. It involves a pumpy bottom section leading to an amazing rest followed by a few really powerful moves on compact black granite. The upper section, winding up towards the chain, is technical and involves squeezing some wide granite pinches. 

The route is named ‘Black Mamba Don’t Text’ and is graded Fr8a+.
Lukas Ennemoser on the 2nd Ascent