Markus Bock adds new desperates to the Frankenjura
Markus Bock has made the first ascent of four hard new climbs in Germany's Frankenjura, Reunion (8c), The Obsessed (8c+), The 4 Horsemen (8c+) and Witchtripper (9a).
It may seem impossible but Markus Bock continues to forage new lines up the tiny limestone pockets and crimps in his home Frankenjura. Of late the German climber has come up trumps with another poker of hard first ascents and on his blog he states "I've managed to free some really great 11th grade routes from their project status, namely Reunion (8c), The Obsessed (8c+), The 4 Horsemen (8c+) and Witchtripper (9a)." It goes without saying that Bock knows the Frankenjura extremes like few others, as can be seen from his first ascent list published below.
|Markus Bock, 13/02/1979 Bamberg, Germany|
|Frankenjura first ascents|
|The Man That Follows Hell||9a+||M. Bock||2009|
|The Elder Statesman||9a/9a+||M. Bock||2011|
|Der Heiliger Gral||9a||M. Bock||2005|
|House Of Shock||8c+/9a||M. Bock||2012|
|The 4 Horsemen||8c+||M. Bock||2012|
|The Obsessed||8c+||M. Bock||2012|
|The Last Rides||8c+||M. Bock||2011|
|Three Suns And One Star||8c+||M. Bock||2008|
|Monolithic Baby!||8c+||M. Bock||2004|
|Hattori Hanzo||8c+||M. Bock||2005|
|Planets Collide||8c+||M. Bock||2007|