Urbanapes climbing marathon

As promised I will publish a small review of the climbing marathon competition at the urban apes climbing gym in Lübeck. It basically was a endurance competition, were you had six hours time to climb as many routes as possible. Each route gave 13 points (average height) plus the UIAA grade. Toprope and lead had no influence on the points. Also important is that it was a team competition and both had to climb every route.

 

I was competing with Lorenz Langfeld as the team “No Rest No Fun” and we managed to climb 89 routes, which means nearly 1300m. Our aim was to crack the 100 routes but that was not possible in just six hours. Anyways we crushed at the competition and made, with over 12 routes more than the second, the first place. As this competition was about fun anyways the biggest pleasure was to see the 30 teams in action on the walls. It was such a nice atmosphere and everybody was really psyched!

 

Afterwards everybody stayed for a video session, self cooked soup and a couple of beers. This is what I call a nice climbing event for everybody. Well organized and done by the staff of urban apes and because of all participating teams a full success. Let’s hope for more events of this type! You can check the recent pictures from Jörg (vertical image) out or visit the urban apes facebook page for rankings, pictures and a video. I will also post some pictures of the competition soon!

Sicily Climbing Trip video

Heya, finally finished the editing of the video material from our trip to Sicily (read more below). We had less footage than expected, but I think the outcome is quite watchable anyways. I hope you like it and as always feedback is much appreciated. Credits for filming go to Rainer alias Lampi and Hartmut.

 

 

I also gave a small interview to kitelife24 in the last days. If you are interested in Kitesurfing, and being a instructor checkout the interview here! I also booked a flight to Egypt or the time from 04.03.2011 to 22.03.2011 to see my friends again and get in shape for this season. I hope I can also present some new pics and vids afterwards.