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King of Kanzi Climbing Festival in Austria

31.05.2018 by Planetmountain

From 31 May to 3 June 2018 Austria'’s Kanzianiberg will host King of Kanzi, the climbing festival themed '80s with special guests Barbara Zangerl, Jacopo Larcher, Vittorio Messini, Zoe Hart and Steve House.

With over 300 routes the Kanzianiberg is one of the biggest and most important sport climbing areas in Austria. It is here that after the early explorations in the '70's of the most obvious cracks and corners, in the 80's the smooth slabs and fierce overhangs witnessed the advent and entire sport climbing revolution.

And it is here that, from 31 May to 3 June 2018 the King of Kanzi will take place, a sport climbing meeting to discover and rediscover this beautiful corner of Carinthia. The theme of this fourth edition is dictated by '80's Climbing Marathon which, as the name suggests, pays tribute to the free spirit of the early-years of sport-climbing, to the pioneers and to those who envisioned the first free climbing lines. At the end of the event the King and Queen of Kanzi will be crowned, namely those who climbed most routes during the day, and it's worth noting that authentic 80s climbing outfit earns extra points. Furthermore, the best outfit will be awarded with the Golden Lycra Needle”…

The three-day event is open to everyone, from beginners to experts alike and for those who wish, there are also climbing clinics and workshops organised by local mountain guides. Clinics will also be held for the more advanced and the following star guests have been invited: Barbara Zangerl, Jacopo Larcher, Vittorio Messini, Zoe Hart and Steve House.

For more information check out kanzianiberg.com

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