torstai 28. huhtikuuta 2011

A little bit of Fontainebleau

There is something about the forests of Fontainebleau that cannot be described. You have to see, feel and experience it for yourself until you may find what it is. What is even more strange is that the experience gets better every time, the more you spend time and climb there.

Again as starting trip of the season the plan was to climb more a bit easier stuff, try a lot, send harder ones in one session or two if possible and most importantly have fun trying. And of course get fitter for the rest of season for which I can not imagine a better recipe than almost nonexistent seem footholds typical to font combined with varied compression climbing on slopers or slopy edges.

Well, it was a good plan and became even better when Nalle and Andy came along. Virtually every day was spent in the forests either climbing, just carrying pads, slacklining or shooting video and stills. No mercy was shown, if tiredness was felt you just tried harder at least that one more try. You wouldn't just give up in the middle of the wall while soloing, would you? The difference of being tired and just feeling tired was eventually found.

sunnuntai 24. huhtikuuta 2011

Friends after dark

Season has been on quite awhile now and it never has been so much fun before. It makes one think what makes bouldering fun in the first place? Is it just about the projects that make everything or is it more about the friends that are climbing with you and create the positive atmosphere which makes things fun and everything possible.

I'd say it is first about the projects that motivate you but it is the friends that courage, support, spot and make the right atmosphere you need to have fun and finally send the projects. It also helps if you have many projects at the same time in order to avoid getting frustrated to just that one particular project. The more you can climb outside the more fun you will probably have!