Michi Wohlleben climbs Prinzip Hoffnung, 8b+ trad in Austria

Great ascent on Beat Kammerlander's route

13 March 2019
Michi Wohlleben repeats Prinzip Hoffnung on Bürser Platte, Vorarlberg, Austria.

Temporarily transplanted to Switzerland, the strong Michi Wohlleben continues as usual to range across the climbing scene and this time he measured himself with one of the must trad climbing route resolving the perfidious Prinzip Hoffnung, in Austria. It is almost useless to remember that this is the deadly vertical billiard table freed by Beat Kammerlander in 2009 and since then rose only by a very small handful of climbers, quite accustomed to breathless climbing and thrilling flights, including Jacopo Larcher and Barbara Zangerl.

Of this 8b+ Beat had commented that "when I climbed it, at the crux I remember that I felt constantly like I was about to fall, like a drop of water hanging from the ceiling, and I was amazed to be still attached." And said by someone like Beat ...

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