Austrian's Sendfest in Rocklands, South Africa

Moosburger on Fred Nicole’s Mooiste Maise (V14). Photo by Zlu Haller /

Moosburger on Nutsa (V12). Photo by Zlu Haller /

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 who made this trip possible.”

Armed Response (V13). Photo by Zlu Haller /

Black Shadow (V13). Photo by Zlu Haller /

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.

Click here to see photos by Emanuel Moosburger from this trip.

Date of Ascents: July 27 – September 12, 2009

Sources: Emanuel Moosburger,

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