Emanuel Moosburger of Innsbruck, Austria recently amassed an impressive ticklist during a seven-week trip to the sandstone bouldering mecca, Rocklands in South Africa.
Highlights from his trip were about 30 problems V10 and harder including: 11 V11s, 6 V12s, 5 V13s and a V14 repeat (at night by headlamp) of Fred Nicole’s Mooiste Maise that was believed to be unclimbable after a crucial hold had broken. One of Moosburger’s most prized days from the trip consisted of sending Royksopp (V11), Armed Response (V13) and The Vice (V13).
In an email the über-psyched Moosburger said, “All I can say is that it’s been the most amazing trip I’ve ever been on! The climbing and scenery there is simply amazing, unique and I was able to tick off a list of problems that I never dreamed would come true. Many thanks to my sponsors Moon, 5.10 and chalkjunkie.at who made this trip possible.”
The 24 year old has bouldered all over the world and before this trip had climbed a handful of V13s, with Vecchio Leone in Ticino, Switzerland being his hardest.
Date of Ascents: July 27 – September 12, 2009
Sources: Emanuel Moosburger, www.chalkjunkie.at