Fischhuber repeats Unendliche Geschichte and Mordor
Austrian Kilian Fischhuber made the third ascent of Chris Sharma’s testpiece Unendliche Geschichte (Neverending Story) in Magic Wood/Switzerland. The boulder problem was first climbed by the American in 2003. This long-standing project was a link of two Bernd Zangerl’s problems: Unendliche Geschichte Part 1 & 2 (8A+ and 8B/B+ respectively). Sharma didn't grade the problem, but it was supposed to be one of the world’s hardest ones (the media speculated about 8C or 8B+/C grade). When 16-year old German climber Julius Westphal managed to make the 2nd ascent in the same year, spending on the problem just three days, the grade went down to 8B+.
Kilian hasn’t forgotten about climbing with a rope. He proved it at the beginning of July, repeating 2002 Markus Heid’s route, Mordor 8c+/9a at Ötztal, Austria.