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!

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.