|wonderful weather... i thought i would wait till my project got some shade - BIG mistake....|
... after taking 5 days of rest (felt tired, bad weather) - i felt super fresh and strong. weather was super nice. sunny and warm. i napped a bit in the warm sun and slowly warmed up - waiting for the highlander getting in the shade - it was just too warm in the sun.
conditions were perfect, not too cold not too warm, dry holds, bits of wind... then exactly at the moment when i sat down to put my climbing-shoes on for a try on the highlander - clouds rolled over the pass and really bad: the wind stopped completely - from one second to another. i waited a few minutes. nothing. not the slightest breeze. the air felt suddenly pretty damp.
never mind i thought. as i am stronger then ever i may can climb it in not perfect conditions as well. NOT. i did set off and made it with ease through the traumland-start-crux (where i failed so miserably the week before in perfect conditions) but then started to grease around like i never experienced it before this season, not even in the middle of the clouds the other week. i literally slipped off every hold in the upper crux, grabbed them again and kept fighting - just to fall down on the last move once again.
|fighting to stay on the holds to set up for the last move - BUT i was just slipping off...|
i rested and set off again. i managed to climb two more times trough the traumland-crux (first time ever this season i made it more then once in a day through it) just to grease off the holds in the upper crux...
|watching my finger-tips in pure disbelief... WHAT was THAT - WHERE did this grease come from so suddenly?!|
... i just don't get it anymore: last week with perfect conditions i felt tired and did not make it even once through the lower crux. then i feel super fit, make it once to the last move and two more times through the lower crux to just grease off the holds... MAY THERE BE ONE DAY WHEN FITNESS AND CONDITIONS FIT TOGETHER???!!! can't be THAT hard - can it?!