Some old footage of a problem that I’ve opened last year in Austria. When I climbed I used 14 pads and was still terrified…
Jawollo! It did it!
Last Sunday I finally climbed “Hobby Extra”, a classic test piece just south of Vienna. It was named after an old brand of strong cigarettes, the Austrian equivalent of Belgium’s “Groene Michel”.
Loads of things happened since my trip to Margalef! I was able to send my boulder-project “Hocus Pocus” and my route-project… My head went crackers!
As Spanish climbing wisdom says: “It’s more important to feel strong than to be strong.”
Saturday 7h30: after a crappy night of sleep in the car we poured ourselves full of coffee (the really strong black stuff that you can drink or spread on your bread). “Auf geht’s!” Half an hour later we are standing under a waterfall also known as “Massada”.
At that moment we should have decided to turn around.
Het is alweer twee maanden geleden dat ik nog wat deftigs gepost heb. Ik had het gewoon te druk met… klimmen. Maar het moet gezegd worden: sinds m’n trip naar Spanje in januari was de drive wel een beetje weg.
Pictures of Hohe Wand by Thomas.
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