5 May 2014

Ötzerau Sessions

Erkenntis (woodslave productions)
In 2012 Markus and Gabi Bacher took their dog for a walk near their house in Ötzerau, Oetztal. As they ventured through the thick Green forest they accidentally discovered a gully hidden amongst the trees. Sabby's Mum took a photo and showed us the area they had found the following week. The wall looked small on the photo but we agreed to go and have a look. Markus led us up through the forest with a wide grin spread across his face, his dog excitedly bouncing between boulders and felled trees up ahead. We approached a clearing and enjoyed the immense view of Oetztal and Inntal before eventually arriving at the gully. A granite wall stood proud in the evening sunlight.  Within 2 months the Bacher sisters, Heiko, Elias, Hens, Markus Haid and I had bolted and cleaned most of the routes and got stuck into attempting to climb them. Here is a list of the routes described from left to right. 

Thanks to Heiko Wilhelm for providing the bolts and chains!


Waldameisen 7c ... FA Markus Haid
Ninja 7c+ ... FA Markus Haid
Soldier Ant 7c+ ... FA Sabine Bacher
Behind the Tree 8b 
Le Gourmet ~8a ... FA Katharina Bacher
Erkenntis 8b+ ... FA Heiko Wilhelm
Black Mamba dont Text 8a+ ... Bolted by Elias Holzknecht
Bausparen 7b+ ... FA Babsy Bacher
Lokal Matador 7c+ ... FA Hansjörg Auer
Heimort 8a ... FA Markus Haid