Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Graduation day

On Thursday I went back to England with my family because Stew and I had our graduation day on Friday morning in York. Fortunately we had the same Ceremony so we just had to go once, but it was freezing cold in York. A really cold wind was blowing but it did not rain. After the ceremony we all went shopping in York. The Leeds Wall Bouldering comp was on this night but we all could not be bothered to enter because of been cold all day. On Saturday afternoon my family and I went back to Austria. So I am now officially not a student anymore. I have already stared a new job as a fitness trainer in a health spa called the Aqua Dome near my house in Laengenfeld 2 weeks ago. Now I am earning some money for trips and comps I want to do.

PS: Planning my training for the new comp session, because finally the provisional comp dates are out.

Friday, 2 November 2007

Crocodile 7c

Last week our friends Ben and Rachel were here for a visit. On Monday we went to Tumpen again. It was a really nice day and we showed them around and climbed a lot of nice problems in all difficulties. Towards the end of the day I and Ben started to try Crocodile 7c. I have been already on it once, but just for a few tries because there is a nasty crimp on it which can split your finger tips (that’s why it is called Crocodile). I needed some tries to sort out the move form the nasty crimp to the sloper, and then another few goes to be able to link a farley long move from the sloper to a positive crimp. My fingertips where already bad beforehand and after a few tries nearly all my finger tips on my right hand were split and on the left hand they were not particularly great. However a felt really psyched this day and just climbed through the pain. On one of my last tries I finally climbed it, even when it was not my best go nothing could stop me from doing it. I just wanted it so much.

Ps: A picture from the problem is coming soon….