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Barracuda 

YDS: 5.14c French: 8c+ Ewbanks: 34 UIAA: XI- ZA: 35 British: E9 7b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.14c French: 8c+ Ewbanks: 34 UIAA: XI- ZA: 35 British: E9 7b [details]
FA: Michael Kies, 1998
Season: Most
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Submitted By: Forestvonsinkafinger on Nov 11, 2009

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Description 

Barracuda climbs the middle line through the big roof on the Rauchröhrenblock. As of this post (11/09), there have been six recorded ascents:
1. FFA: Michael Kies 1998
2. Dave Graham ‘01
3. Markus Windisch
4. Rosta Stefanek ‘06
5. Christian Lermer ‘07
6. Franz Schmidtlein ‘08

It is said to be XI- or XI (5.14c ~ 5.14d) and is reputed to be the most difficult climb in the Bayerischer Wald region. Warm up on Head and Shoulders X-(5.13c) just to the right.

Location 

If you are looking at the overhang on the Rauchröhrenblock (south side), barracuda is the third row of bolts from right. Climbs the centre of the roof.

Protection 

5 bolts to anchor.


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By Forestvonsinkafinger
From: Iowa
Nov 12, 2009

Barracuda is senza stella because I haven't climbed it, just hoping someone else will.