Christian Leitner (14) climbs Martin Krpan (9a) in Mišja peč
Fourteen-year-old Christian Leitner, a member of the Austria Youth Climbing Team from Graz, achieved an impressive ascent by climbing Martin Krpan (9a) in the right part of Mišja peč. This marked Christian’s first 9a. For example, climbers like Adam Ondra and Andrea Chelleris accomplished the same feat at the age of 13. To showcase his skills, Christian also climbed the powerful route Talk is cheap (8c) on the same day.
You can watch the video of his ascent of Martin Krpan, filmed by their coach Katharina Saurwein, by following this link here.
Other noteworthy achievements from the Austria Youth Climbing Team include 15-year-old Anna Boulis from Vienna redpointing Corto (8a) in the left part of Mišja peč.
Additionally, 11-year-old Ukrainian climber Konstantyn Pankov ticked his first 8a, the same route Corto (8a).
Local climber Andrea Chelleris smashed the artificial route Marioneta (8b/b+), while Lovro Črep made a fast ascent of Talk is cheap (8c). Lucija Tarkuš completed Marjetica (8b), and Matjaž Zorko clipped the chains of Konec mira (8c/c+), all in Mišja peč, of course.
Congrats to all!
The weather forecast for the following days looks great, so see you at the crags!