10 November 2009
"God against Lisa Simpson“ is not only the title of an episode of the famous series "The Simpsons“ but also a high end route in the Adlitzgräben in Lower Austria. End October Barbara Raudner from Austria (Vienna) has climbed „God against Lisa Simpson“ 8b+ atthe sector Zapfl at the Adlitzgräben in Lower Austria.
After 15 Meters 7c+ endurance climbing the route has a tough boulder (some moves onvery small holds and a final jump from a bi-finger lateral), followed by some tricky movesto the top.
The route was opened 2007 by Bernie Fiedler and has already been repeated by somemale climbers. Barbara, who was the first Austrian woman to send 8c in Austria with"Keitos Palast" at the Höllental in 2006, made the first female repeat of „God against LisaSimpson". She sent it on one of these rare perfect autumn days with good friction.
Barbara sent as well "Selbst is das Kind" 8c at Adlitzgräben , "Vegas baby" and "Steinfeder" 8b+ at Höllental. At Misja Pec - Slovenia - she redpointed "Mrtvaski ples" 8b.
Photo: Claudia Ziegler