DAV Trainer C at Frankenjura

Imagine: Wake up, eat some simple but delicious breakfast, pack your climbing stuff, get into your trekking boots and finally start the day with hiking to the climbing crags. And this for one amazing week. This is what I was doing for the last week in Bavaria, Frankenjura, every day. I had my DAV Trainer C course in one of the best areas for climbing in Europe. Never saw so many rocks in such a little distance.

 

Except climbing we also had a lot of theory and training exercises to enhance our trainer abilities. From the climbing side I managed to push my onsight level nearly to 8- and I learned a lot for my technique. Of course I also got to know loads of new methods and tricks on how to be a better trainer to push your climbing even more if you are in one of my courses.The best thing is that I nearly got all Trainer B qualifications done and it will be the aim for next year to finish this course.

 

 

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Crazy Mai

What a busy month, the things really start to rush at the moment. After I had the Wet n Wire last week it was time for some more serious this weekend. I made the KLEVER freeclimbing trainer course, which will be an addition to my existing climbing trainer licenses and gave me some new input on how to be a better trainer. The course took place at the Nordwandhalle in Wilhelmsburg, in which I will also work from now on. The gym is pretty new and one of the biggest I’ve seen. Really amazing routes and boulders – and the food in the refugium is a dream.

 

While I had the course there were also loads of possibilities to climb, which I – you ca guess it – used as much as possible to push my limits further. And so I did: On sighted a 8 and redpointed a 9 which is pretty amazing for me. As I am not the best boulderer I finally started to go more into it to have some intense training in addition to my route climbing training, which will help me a lot in hard routes.

 

So that much for the past, now let’s look into the future: In two days the famous surffestival in Pelzerhaken will start. I really hope to see you all there. We also have some wind and perfect sunshine during the festival, this will be the criteria for a nice event and sick parties. I will work as always at the Naish presentation, the kite school and as a barkeeper at the Pelzerhaken Buttle Bar (which is brand new and is a little surprise for the festival – you should definately check it out!). During the days I will also compete in some SUP, Skimboard and Longboard contest and try to get on the podium. During the nights I am up fore some sick ass surfer parties as every year. So make sure you don’t miss it!

 

The weekend after my Trainer C course in freeclimbing finally takes places in south Germany. One week on the rocks getting new input in how to teach you guys on the rocks and climbing the skin off my hands hehe.
So take care and come around for a beer at the surffestival.

One month Urbanapes climbing gym

Now it has been more than one month ago, that the Urbanapes climbing gym in Luebeck opened it’s gates. The crazy March is over and things get slowly back to normal.
The first time was as far as I can see, a quite successful time for Luebeck’s first real climbing facility. Every time I drop in, to give some courses or just to climb for myself, I see many people climbing out or just hanging out in the lounge. The lounge itself is a little highlight, as it is build in the old forge and all the tools were left inside – therefore you really have a unique atmosphere.

 

The routes go from 3- to 10- and for every climbing level you can find supreme movement problems – if you want try my routes, they are of course the best haha. Opening times are from 11 to 23 o’clock, so you have loads of time to go for a after-work climbing session. If you are not yet a climber, you can make the official DAV (German Alpine Club) license in a 3 hours course.

 

For more info visit http://urbanapes.de/ or write me a mail if you want to have a course with me at a special date or time. Because if you are more than 4 people we can fix a new date freely – so gather up your friends and let’s go for some climbing. If you are less people you can also write me a message and I will try to fill the course up with other guys. Prices and everything else are the same as stated on the website.

 

As a little appetizer I append some pictures of the opening, which was a really nice day, first having press there and doing the formal stuff, later there was a big student climbing contests organized by Hi-KGB and Axel. Right afterwards the open climbing time started, where everybody were able to try out how it feels to be at the wall. This went on till 22 o’clock when we finally started to get some beer and pizza to start the after show party. What a awesome day.