Sunday, February 5, 2012

in 5days from 7B+ to 8A/+

Before the cold and snow arrived and i left to Hueco i had a last nice day in Chironico.

waiting for the train to take me to sunny ticino
Work at home or work in the train and climb a bit in between was the question last week. A short check of the webcam in cironico and it was clear: Work in the train!!! Thats the very good thing about beeing a teacher - even if i have a LOT of work right now i am free to organize myself and use 8hrs of traveling by train to the ticino and back home for doing some work.

snowy north, sunny ticino - NICE ;)

Its always amazing how things are going on after a break. Last week i still felt kind of weak but had a short moment of "power" going through my body. I climbed the nice left exit of "aviator" at paese-sector in chironico (7B+), tried around on "souvenir" (without pocket) 8A/+ - but the move into and from the undercling felt miles away.

the crux undercling move of "souvenir".

This week i came back and after one hour of punting around my body kind of remembered what it was like to pull hard. I did the undercling-move and it felt just great. I rested for five minutes, chalcked up, sat down, pulled through the crux and sent.

skipping the "pocket" (between my right arm and knee) makes this boulder just one of the best in its grade in chironico

Later i was getting repeatetly solid contact on the rail of "no mystery" which is unclimbed after a break but was just not able to hold on - i was already too tired. But it was a great day and i wonder what will be possible next week, should be around 8C when i can keep up the speed from last week... ;)

to finish the day i had a nice dinner with my lovely girlfriend. the food was delicious, the wine just great - perfect ending of a perfect day!

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