Bolted as just-for-fun-projekt in 1999 by Markus
Meyer, the route got forgotten for almost 6 years.
Too brittle, too wet, not worth the effort was the common
Only in spring 2005 I started out to examine the holds
and steps in the roof more closely. The 1/4 inch Spax screws
were replaced by reliable 10mm bolts. A few loose holds
were removed, cleaned and re-attached to the roof. It took
approximately 5 days to turn the project into climbable
A whole more year the route defyed all climbing attempts
until Klaus was now able to combine all 36 moves. Just in
time, 'cause in the coming heat of the summer, the rock
begins to sweat and some of the holds get nastily moist
which doesn't make it easier!
Prime conditions were found in the cold time of the year,
Klaus says. For the winter, delaying partners had to stand
by to watch Klaus dropping off just beforevor the chain.
Ideal temperatures on Pentecost pushed him to top form.
Around noon, the hold were sweating again and two attempts
ended in the belay line.
Later, close to sunset, when temperatures declined, the
rock all of a sudden got a grip like never before and after
1.5 minutes of climbing Klaus clipped the last bolt!
It has been done! Such a lot of blood, sweat, nerves and
money for fuel he had never payed for a tour before.
The unusual climbing and the high severity are unmatched
and make this route a milestone of Eifel-climbing.
The tour is released - lots of fun all repeaters of this
route and all who just want to give it a try!