Andreas and Christian Bindhammer free Hades 9a in Tirol
In the recent years the climbing areas in German Allgäu and the border areas in Tyrol see a huge boom - at least concerning the difficulty level. For three years Christian Bindhammer’s Big Hammer 9a has been at the top of these routes - now there is a new line, which could possibly take it´s rank: Hades at the Götterwand (Wall of Gods) in Nassereith (Tyrol/Austria).
No rest points on a length of 15m and extreme shoulder and undercling moves on constantly small edges result with high demands on the maximum strength-resistance - last waiting for a hardly controllable dyno to a three-finger side-hold - often the end to a promising, but finally failed attempt.
The combination of the work on boulder-projects at the first and training in the route itself on the second day came out to be the appropriate way to success. On 05.07.08 Andreas Bindhammer succeed - after several days of intense tries, also during thunder and lightning. Four days later it was Christian's turn to solve the way to the top. Their proposal: 9a.
That the “Hammerbrothers” know what they are talking about is prooved by a huge number of first ascents and repetitions over the past years. The list of new boulders in the Allgäu areas speaks for itself - an ideal preparation for routes at the limit, as both can tell. At the NePaPla-wall, which they discovered last autumn, this season some absolute top-boulders found their way into life: the body-tension test piece Firestarter 8b/8b+ fb, the uncompromising line of Frontman 8b fb, the sloper-dyno of Icebound 8a+/8b fb and the undercling move of Ristretto 8a+ fb - to name just a few examples - all first ascents done by Christian and with exception of the last, which already saw a repetition of the boulder specialists Hary Röker, so far only repeated and confirmed by Andreas.