News Link: Albert Leichtfried and Benedikt Purner have climbed a desperately thin and steep 300-meter ice route that they believe is WI7+, making it the hardest pure ice climb in Austria, and one of the hardest in the world.
Centercourt had pitches of WI6+, WI7+, and WI6 on poorly bonded ice. Leichtfried took one and a half hours to lead the crux second pitch. He placed a single bolt on lead , but the crux moves were very poorly protected.
In early December, the same two climbers established Moonwalk (WI6/7), a 1,000-meter route in Austria’s Zillertal Alps.
Date of Ascent: January 7, 2010