Thomas Dauser holt sich mit der Begehung von „The Essential“ (XI/9a), nach „“The Elder Statesman“ am Rotenstein seine zweite Route in diesem Grad. Die ebenfalls von Markus Bock erschlossene Route liegt an der benachbarten Luisenwand.

Er meint dazu bei Instagram: „In a major battle, I climbed „The Essential“ (#9a) on Saturday. After my foot slipped twice at the last move to the jug, I finally climbed it in the 6th try on this day… and impressed myself. More exhausted than the previous tries, but very focused… seems like a rare moment where the mind wins over simple physical power. .
The style is quite finger strength intensive. 18 moves, mainly on sharp pockets and crimps, also requiring delicate footwork. Probably one the most popular #9a in the #Frankenjura, located in #burggrub. It’s my second route in this grade and I spent 8 days there since winter. I sent it on the second day of trying it ground up.  I’ve got a video of the sent, including the many fails on this day, coming along soon. by @olekoenig, belay @maexdauserr“

Es gibt dazu auch ein kurzes Video.

Fotos: Ole König