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Mother Of The Beast

Second ascent of Der Ungeheuer Sei Mutter (IX/5.12d) at the Vogelherdgrotte in the Frankenjura.

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Equipped with a headlamp, Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll battles up the cave route Mother of the Beast in Frankenjura, Germany to snag the second ascent. Villanueva uses monster wooden chocks that look like they’ve come off a pirate ship to protect the off-width crack, then moves to clean hand jams and some wide stemming as the route climbs up and out of the cave.


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