Sunday, September 29, 2013

sweet summertime

sustenpass some 10days ago...

fall is coming and i can't wait for it to arrive... the crisp, clear and dry air... but the white stuff in the pic above from last week will hopefully hold back for some two more months...

nevertheless summer was nice. to give my knee some time to heal up my broken meniscus i decided to stop climbing for a month and instead had some great surf sessions in indo...

STYLE is everything ;)
but 3weeks is not even close to what i would need to be finally able to surf the waves that would make REAL fun for me. i would like to RIDE big walls for quite some time and not just a few seconds on some small closing-out-waves... but something tells me i may would never surf some 7+ft uluwatu... but never say never... ;)

small but very fun day in balangan... this wave is so fast (closing).... i need to improve my backhand or try goofy-foot next time ;)

back home i was greeted by rain - what else ;) but the next day i already was off to ailfroide in the french alps to spend a nice week togehter with my girlfirend. its a very beautiful place high up in the mountains. you can leave your car at the campground and within minutes you can go for a multi-pitch, sportclimbing and bouldering. so we mixed all up. went for a multipich in the morning and for some boudering at the evening... followed by some nice food, beer wine... we met some nice people and had a great time.

bouldering in the morning before it got too hot. then off with a rope for some....
first multipitch for angela ever - well done! 
then a little drive up the valley

There are a few very good looking hard lines but usually when its going to 7C and harder the holds are painful, the moves are not flowing. But may i was just on the wrong boulders and it was a bit warm for the harder bouldering as well. Nevertheless I had great fun playing around on very good intermediates and it was perfect to get used to bouldering on rock again. 

bit more bouldering in the evening
to finish the day with a nice french meal... - can't get much better... ;)

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