Philipp Gassner on Marsupilami
He grabs his second 9a16 December 2020
Philipp Gassner has climbed Marsupilami, his second 9a route.
About the route, in an 8a.nu interview, he says:
"The route was first ascended by Toni Lamprecht in 2006 as Kochel’s first 9a and it is probably still the hardest testpiece in the area. The route represents the style of hard rock climbing in the bavarian pre alps pretty well. It’s 30 meters long and it can be characterized by a lot of very technical and physical moves, finishing with the bouldery crux on the top. In total it took me 15 tries to send it plus some tries to figure out all of the tricky and complex beta. On top of that, it was super nice to spend the day with Toni, who has put so much effort into establishing all of the hard climbs there."
For reaching this goal, the biggest change has been the mindset and the trainings. In his career, this one is the second 9a.