German alpinists Michael Wohlleben and Joachim Feger have made an alpine style first ascent of Optimist, a 1300m line up the West Face of Schneefernerkopf in the Wetterstein massif, Austria.


They need two days for ascent (19-20 February). On first day They reach half of the wall. Last four pitches are shared with bolted Zwischen den Toren.

Optimist has difficulties about 50°/7- /M5.

Photo: Michael Wohlleben