Heya guys, after some time being off the internet, I am back with a couple of nice story’s. After a wild New Years party I left Germany for nine days to checkout the climbing in Sicily, Italy. I left on the 01.02.1012 – and it was quite a bad start, as I had wake up at 01:30 in the night to take the nightbus to Hamburg airport from where I catched the train to Nuernberg, from there I flew to Catania. There I hopped on the bus to Palermo. Rainer picked me up at around 17:00 with our rental car – and you guess it I was totally wasted – one day after New Years eve.

 

However next day was quite ok. Little bit of everything – sun and rain. We went to the nearest climbing crag and went in the overhanging section. Even in pouring rain this section consisting of steep 40m limestone walls is perfectly climbable.The stone is razor sharp and can easily cut through clothes … or skin. The day went quite smooth doing some stuff around 6a to 6c+. After our hard climbing days we always made some nice dinner mostly consisting of fresh and cheap fish, vegetables and a lot of nice red wine.

 

Me and my climbing buddys, Rainer alias Lampi, Hartmut and Piotr had a nice time on the rocks. Click on more to read the full story!

 

The next day was more adventurous as we climbed the Mt. Pizzo Monaco (296m) – we choose a 6b with bolts which was something like 9 line lengths. It was quite hard to find the route and we had to improvise a lot. Nevertheless it was an awesome experience looking over the sea and climbing on this delicious stone.

 

The other days we went mostly to the close climbing crags of San Vito Lo Capo like Crown of Aragorn, Macala Beach, Pineta, Pietra, Never sleeping wall and so on. I manged to climb some cool stuff up to 6c+, including some nice overhangs and roofs. Just check out the pictures I attached and look in my Climbing gallery section, which is updated! We also captured some video sequences – so stay tuned for some more stuff soon! As I am also working with the rest of the urban apes team to complete the new climbing gym in Lübeck, there will be some news on that also!