Sarah Kampf was able to get a repeat of the route ‚Battle Cat‘ (8c/+) at ‚Hängenden Stein‘ in the Pegnitz Valley in the Frankenjura in germany. Only in June could the Austrian Angy Eiter climb this route from Markus Bock. At that time Sarah still wrote climbing history under her maiden name Seeger when she was the first woman in the world to climb an 8c-Route with the route „Steinbock“ at the crag Oracle in Weihersbach Valley (Frankenjura). The 37-year-old climber grew up in the Allgäu and has been climbing for more than 20 years and has two small children (3 years and 1 year). Since 2010 she lives in the Franconian area and works as a PR manager at Marmot.

Sarah comments on the tour: „The character of Battle Cat is quite unique for the Frankenjura, because it is unusually long at about 30 meters.“ Markus Bock first ascent at the beautiful line and shares the first two thirds with the equally great route „Cringer“ (X+/8b +), which I was able to climb in 2012. However, I did not look at the Battle Cat exit until last year, after feeling well again after the birth of my second son diversity of the route – stamina, maximum strength, athletic climbing and more technical passages, all included! Overall, I was on the tour for about 15 days, for me the crux was to have enough reserves at the top of the boulder to hold on to the small bars can.“

Photos: (c) Lars Decker