So the year passed by, just like that - or so it feels, now, afterwards, when I can do nothing about anything that happened but leaf through the memories and events in my mind.
To make what could have been a very long story very short I have chosen a few events just to summon up an outline of 2012 from my perspective. I have purposely chosen not to write (whine) about injuries, school and other depressing stuff even though I must admit that these has been kind of my own constant moan at times. One thing I will confirm, however, is that right now I have a stress fracture on my right shin-bone due to overtraining. Some scans revealed it a few weeks ago. And to make this a non-whining statement (like I just promised to save everyone from), I want to say that this will be over soon enough and that I can now fully climb again. So no excuses.
Here are an outline of some of the main events with matching pictures from my 2012! Enjoy.
In order of date this is what I have been up to since I did Donnafugata on Torre Trieste. After Donnafugata I was waisted for about 3 or 4 weeks, with no real energy to do any thing real hard plus it was warm. Then La Saume came in to play. Its a new crag at 2300 meters that is in the shade all day. I
Its been some times since I last posted any thing on the blog. Not that there is a lack of topics worthy a comment. And I'm not just thinking of the pathetic Everest season in full swing... Plenty of other stuff in the savvy world of climbing conflicts deserve further thoughts. But I have been busy climbing and training so I will defer from spraying out my well known thoughts on the various topics.
I spent about 10 days in Kalymnos and I have to say it was fun in a strange way. I have never visited a climbing tourist spot like that before with all that comes with the territory.
I had huge expectations and to some extent they where met. The Grande Grotta and Panorama was truly stunning with exceptionally good climbing. Some other sectors where a huge let down. I saved the Sikati Cave for next trip. So I will go back not only to do some of the routes in the Grande Grotta and on Panorama I did not do but also to go and try out the Sikati Cave. I had a fairly productive session and [...] Read More...
The Moon Board concept allows climbers who own or have access to a Moon Board to train on the same problems as other climbers from around the world. This concept was designed and developed by Moon Climbing and is unique to Moon Climbing. The concept is designed to link together climbers from around the world and build a unique training community, in a way a social networking site for climbers!
It's been a long time coming but we've finally got the two new compatible set ups for the Moon Board courtesy of Lucas Dourdourekas. Lucas is one of Greece's top climbers and lives in Kalymnos where he owns a climbing gym, so next time you are in Kalymnos and it's raining drop in and say hello! Lucas joined the Moon Climbing team at the back end of last year.
The new compatible set ups use the two newer sets, School Room Training sets A and B. If you have set A then you have access to 17 new problems from around Font 6a+ to 8a+, if you have set B then you have access to 25 new problems [...] Read More...
Text by David Falt
Some significant events have taken place lately. The american wonder girl Sasha Digulian sent her second 9a by repeating Chris Sharma's Era Vella, 9a in Margalef after six days of work. This is a stunning performance by any standards.
Swedish Matilda S Read More...