Nordwandhalle summer party

Finally the summer arrived and therefore it is gonna be celebrated at the biggest climbing walls in norther Germany. Saturday we will kick off with a Bouldercontest “Elbmoves”, I will also participate to check how far I can reach my poor boulder skills. Later there will be a live band and a grill session – sound pretty mellow.

 

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Sunday will be a big slack line event, with slack pros and different types of lines. As I am pretty much into slacking  at the moment, I am curious to test the different lines and get some tips from the good guys! Later this day there will be the Reel Rock Tour and we will have the chance to watch sick climbs and supreme action.

 

So this is how a weekend should be … I hope to see some of you guys over there.

Climbing trip to Norway

Just arrived home from Norway and still so stoked about the landscape and nature. If you stand in these big valleys you can still feel the power of the ice masses that were forging the scenery. It polished granite faces up to one kilometer hight into the hills, that were just waiting to get climbed by us.

 

And this is what out trip was about – having just a rope and some safety tools as our equipment and getting from bottom to top. We had unbelievable nice climbs, ranging from 40 to 700 meters. The style to climb this blank granite faces is to rely on pure friction to carefully pace up the wall. This was totally new for me as I mostly use power over technique to solve climbing problems, In Norway it was all about superior footwork and body balance.

 

We were living in a nice small lodge on a camping ground at a fast going river in northern Setesdal. A nice base to reach some of the best climbs in the valley. The weather was mostly stable and we had the chance to get 5 of 6 days on the walls – the weather is not always like this.

 

So back to Germany there is a bunch of things to do. Next weekend I will do a fun Bouldercup at the Nordwandhalle called “Elbmoves” and we will have a slack line event at the same place. All this is combined with the new Reel Rock Tour, which will show us the newest climbing movies. Sounds like a lot of fun! Hope to see you over there. I will also announce some big and nice news the next days so make sure to look in here every now and then. And in the end I am praying for wind, we really need some more this year!

 

 

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.