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MARKUS BOCK Born in 1979, lives in Bamberg. Markus began climbing in 1985 in the Northern Frankenjura near his home. At age 15, he climbed his first 5.12 (8+) by doing the classic „Fight Gravity“. It only took two more years, and he climbed his first 5.14b (11-) with „Burn 4 You“. In 1997, he climbed Dr. Jekyll and Mister Hide (11-). In 2005 he became the 8th climber to repeat the Wolfgang Güllich route „Action Directe“ (5.14d/9a).
In 2006 he did the first ascent of Corona, (9a/9a+ or 11/11+) in the Northen Frankenjura. At the time it might have been Germany’s most difficult rock climb, and one of the world’s hardest. The same year, he repeated „Shangri-La“ and by doing so had climbed every single route harder than 10/5.13d/8b in the Frankenjura – at time there 170 routes on the list. le Routen der UIAA-Grades 10 und schwerer in der Fränkischen Schweiz zu klettern. Besides his climbs in the Frankenjura he has repeated numerous hard routes around the globe, among them Biographie (8c+), in France, and „24h Party People“ (8c+) in Margalef in Spain. With „Gossip“ (2002) and „Montecore“ (2005) he has done two 8C boulders.