Despite a damp start to the Yosemite season, Zangerl closed out her time in the Valley with an exclamation point.
After working it a bit on toprope, Cope took the climb down on just her third lead attempt.
The 2013 and 2014 Freeride World Tour Women's Ski Champion has made the second female ascent of the Beat Kammerlander trad testpiece Prinzip Hoffnung, 5.14 R.
In August, Barbara Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher made a four-day ascent of Odyssee (8a+/5.13c), a 33-pitch, 1,400-meter-long route on the legendary Eiger north face, Switzerland. The route was originally established by Roger Schaeli and Robert Jasper, and then completed with Simon Gietl in 2015.
The 1,400-foot climb, a runout Beat Kammerlander testpiece from 1991, was once the hardest multipitch in the world.
Theirs were the third and fourth ascents of the famous Beat Kammerlander testpiece.