Sunday, May 25, 2008

Verraze and back to the Zillertal

Well we are back in Innsbruck now but we have been in Italy for a week staying with Christian Core and Stella. We had one day climbing in Verraze as the rain just did not stop but we had a really good time, the place is really cool. Thanks to Chris and Stella for letting us stay and showing us around. So as the rain did not stop in Italy we headed back to the Zillertal for some Austrian bouldering at its best. We camped in the Zillertal over night and we awoke to clear skys RAD, so we headed to a wild boulder called FM4 8A\V11 this problem is sooo good i tried it once before but we could not figure out how to climb it but this time we figured out some trick beta and fired it before we lost too much skin. Next we went to the Zillergrund Forest and i wanted to try a project that i had seen last time i was there, its a really cool line two really hard moves leads to 6 more moves that are not very hard but you could blow it for sure. I climbed the new problem pretty fast and called it Purring Puma i think it is 8B+\V14 but time will tell after the new problem was done i went to try one more boulder for the day, Pressure Drop 8A\V11, and i managed to do that pretty fast as well so all up it was a pretty good day. I'll get some photos up soon See Ya

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Mammut Boulder Cup 2nd place

On the weekend i competed in the Austrian Boulder comp held in Innsbruck.
The comp was held over two days, the first day was the qualification for the semi finals where only 20 competitors would progress to the semis. I qualified in 4th place. The next day was the semi finals where only 6 guys would go into the finals, I qualified in 3rd place securing a place in the finals. Next up the Finals, the market place where the finals where held was packed out with a couple thousand spectators watching on. The field in the finals was strong and included David Lama, Killian fishuber, Zlu Haller, Emi moosburger, tom nyer and me. we had 4 boulder problems to try and complete and they where really great to climb on and great for the crowd to watch. I topped out on 3 out of 4 problems but that was enough to take out 2nd place in the comp so I am really happy with how I went. I hope i can peform well in the next comp in Grindelwald in Switzerland.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Still In Europe And Loving It

well im back in Innsbruck again for a wee rest but mainly to boulder in the Zillertal as its getting to hot for Ticino and magic wood. I have only had one rest day since 28th april and my fingers are always bleeding. I have been meeting and climbing with soo many cool chaps and lases and its been really nice.
since the 28th april I have climbed
4- V13\8B
7- V12\8A+
4- V11\8A (two of these are flashes)
and many more easyer problems.
Now i am finally feeling strong again so I am really happy. Its getting really hot here now so i will boulder in the Zillertal for a while. Ill keep u posted on my doings over the next little while.
Have a nice day