Watch as Babsi Zangerl achieves the first female and third overall ascent of Prinzip Hoffnung (5.14a)—a difficult, techy slab route made more difficult by its extremely runout nature. In fact, the first 25 feet of the route are basically un-protectable. The small cracks cracks that do exist are protected with small pieces, making for an especially heady line.

The mental challenge of Prinzip Hoffnung is surely much bigger than the physical one.


Related: Babsi Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher’s Ascent of Bellavista (8c / 5.14b)