posted by dpm on 02/12/2014
Dutch climber Jorg Verhoeven and Austrian Katharina Saurwein are back in the States. They just wrapped up a two week trip bouldering in Red Rock, Nevada and have moved on to Hueco Tanks for some “unfinished business.” They put together a nice video of their time in Red Rock that includes footage of Katha doing Fear of a Black Hat (V9) and Lethal Design (V12) and Jorg on Wet Dream (V12), Book of Nightmares (V11) and $600 slab (V9)
Over the past few years, Jorg and Katha have visited the US a few times and always leave a path of impressive ascents in their wake. Katha in particular has one of the most impressive female bouldering tick lists on American soil including the 2nd female ascent of This Side of Paradise (V10 highball) in Bishop, three V11’s in a day at Hueco, and numerous V12 boulders. Jorg has managed impressive ascents in all styles including ascents of Pure Imagination (5.14c) at the Red River Gorge, Ambrosia (V11 highball) in Bishop, and a rope solo free ascent of Freerider (5.13a) on El Capitan in Yosemite. In 2012, Jorg placed 2nd in the Hueco Rock Rodeo while Katha took first for the ladies. It looks like they’ll be there for the event this year as well.
Here’s a few bonus videos from Jorg and Katha’s past trips to the States.