1st repeat of Caveman's playground Istarske toplice

1st repeat of Caveman’s playground in Istarske toplice

The Austrian climbing legend Gerhard Hoerhager managed to make the first repeat of steep Caveman’s playground, the 8c+ in Hallelujah caves of Istarske toplice freed more than a year ago by Slovenian Klemen Bečan.

For younger climbers who doesn’t know Gerhard, just a couple of short info about him: He got famous already in the 80’s while making first ascents on some of the first world’s 8c’s like Sogni di gloria in Erto (Italy) in 1987 as well Wagnis orange in Geisterschmiedwand (Austria) in 1988. Later on he made many FAs or repeated many of hard routes around the globe and especially in his home valley Zillertal and in warm and sunny Istria. Not to forget to mention his great creations in Kompanj, Pandora,…