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Toni Lamprecht Establishes Black Flag (5.14c/d)

The legendary German powerhouse, Toni Lamprecht, has made the first ascent of Black Flag (5.14c/d) at the limestone crag of Rockywand in Kochel, Germany.

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Planet Mountainbroke the news of the ascent, stating that in the winter of 2012/2013, Lamprecht “put his crashpad to one side and bolted a line through the most obvious, 35m [115-foot] high bulging central section.”

Lamprecht described Black Flag as having a 5.12b intro leading into a V10 crux which then finishes with pumpy 5.13b.

Black Flag “requires the whole repertoire of modern climber’s art: from the fully outstretched move, rapidly thrown out dynos, wild compression, up to sensitive endurance climbing at the top,” Lamprecht told Planet Mountain. “Everything is found here.”

Toni Lamprecht has been establishing cutting-edge boulder problems and sport climbs since the early 1990s, having established his first 5.14a, Baby Basher, in 1990 at Kochel. Lamprecht has also put-up world-class boulder problems around the globe as well, such as The Dagger (V14) in Cresciano, Switzerland.

On top of being a world class climber, Lamprecht makes a living by working with handicapped children and playing in punk-rock bands. His band ANALSTAHL has released three vinyl records.

“There are still a few climbers at the concerts, though they get rare these days because of the strict diet and their hard evening endurance workouts,” wrote Lamprecht on the Arc’Teryx website, “the most famous climber ever seen at such a concert was Fred Nicole.”