Bindhammer Big Hammer 9a first ascent
On 01/11/2005 Christian Bindhammer made the first ascent of "Big Hammer" 9a at the Pinswang, Austria and "Pandaemonium" 8c.
|Christian Bindhammer from Germany continues with his Leitmotif of hard repeats and hard first ascents. The 29 year old from Germany now reports a further two new first ascents at Pinswang, Austria, where on 01/11/2005 he redpointed "Big Hammer" 9a. While working on this project, he also made the first ascent of "Pandaemonium" 8c. |
Christian needed 11 days of work to send "Big Hammer" which he describes as follows "Up until now I've never come across a single move which requires so many different types of strength and such a complex sequence of moves."
With repeats of routes such as Kinematix 9a (Georges du Loup/France, 2005), Action Directe 9a (Frankenjura/ Germany, 2003) Ground Zero 9a (Tetto di Sarre, Italy, 2002), Underground 9a (Massone, Italy, 2002) and first ascents such as Sakrileg 8c+ (Rottachberg, Germany, 2005) and Zauberfee 8c+ (Arco/ Italy, 2003) we'll just have to take his word for it!
Photo: Christian Bindhammer making the first ascent of Pandaemonium 8c. Photo: Wolfgang Ehn