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Markus Bock adds 9a+ to Germany's Frankenjura

19.06.2014 by Planetmountain

German climber Markus Bock has made the first ascent of Becoming 9a+ in the Frankenjura.

It couldn't have been any different. After years at the very top of the game, and despite the presence the "new kid on the block", alias Alexander Megos who only yesterday added Janus 9a , Markus Bock continues unperturbed in his drive to establish new routes in the Frankenjura. His latest creation is called Becoming and adds a new 10-move start to The Elder Statesman, the 9a he freed in 2011.

Back in 2011 Bock bolted this new start and on 30 May he finally redpointed what is described as one his hardest routes, if not the hardest ever. Becoming is located at the Burggrub crag that hosts historic testpieces such as Kaum Zeit zum Atmen 8a+ and Kamasutra 8b and offers powerful and technical up excellent quality limestone.

Markus Bock, 13/02/1979 Bamberg, Germany
Frankenjura first ascents
Corona 9a+ Schneiderloch 2006
Becoming 9a+ Rotenstein 2014
The Man That Follows Hell 9a+ Grüne Hölle 2009
The Elder Statesman 9a/9a+ Rotenstein 2011
Unplugged 9a Hardcore Wall 2003
Der Heiliger Gral 9a Kolosseum 2005
Zugzwang 9a Maximilianswand 2007
Matador 9a Glocke 2007
The Essential 9a Luisenwand 2008
Life's Blood For The Downtrodden 9a Vergessene Welt 2008
Pantera 9a Schneiderloch 2009
Sever The Wicked Hand 9a Hängender Stein 2011
The House Of Shock 9a Rotenstein 2012
Witchtripper 9a Nördlicher Frankenjura 2012
Riders Of Doom 9a Schiefer Tod 2013
Black Label 9a Schneiderloch 2013
Working Class 9a Suttenstein 2013

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