Thursday, 27 March 2008

Easter weekend in Swiss

On Easter Sunday morning Stew and I went to Chironico. The first stop was “Teamwork 8a”, a crimpy wall with a fairly high top-out. I was just my kind of problem and I climbed in a few attempts. Then it was off to “The great shark hunt 8a+” for Stew. We were unstoppable and after just 5 goes Stew climbed it and we went to Doctor Crimp 7c for me because some people told me that it would be flash able with good crimp strength and so I did. It went dark and our first day was over. On Easter Monday we went to the high part of Chironico where I had quite a long warm up and just bouldered around on some easier stuff. Finally I started to try “Les doigts verts 7c+”. Frustrated I had to leave empty handed but I managed to wire the start, just the last hard move did not want to happen. My skin said “Game Over”.

Sunday, 2 March 2008

Birthday Party in Tumpen

First time back at Tumpen bloc this year on my birthday on Tuesday. Was shocked to see all the lines chalked up with big ticks all over the place. Stew and I went to check out some new lines. Found one line just under the path I have never noticed before. It was already cleaned and possibly climbed. The first move felt really hard and I needed quite a few attempts to get it wired but the rest was not too hard, so we graded it approx.7b+ and named it Mr. Undercover for the new topo. At the end of the day, I tried Stick it extension 8a and it felt good but long and very high! It feels good to have another nice personal project at Tumpen.