18 août 2012

adidas rockstars !!

After 3 weeks spent more or less around Céüse (even if it was more about training for the last competition than rockclimbing), I moved direction Germany !

First stop near nuremberg for a training cession at Café kraft with the five ten team. I was really happy to met the people from the gym and have the chance to climb in this nice gym, influenced by the master, Wolfgang Güllich ! By the way, they have the better cappuccino I have ever drunk ! Come soon a little video about the day !

Then direction Stuttgart to take part of one of the best competition of the year, Adidas Rockstars ! The only competition where climbing meet rock stars and where you can dance on the wall ! This year was specially a great success for the event (not for me in the competition unfortunetly...) ! That took place in Porsche Arena, a really famous place for all kind of big event in sport !

New wall, new volume especially made for the competition, international route setter, all the best athlete in the world in term of bouldering ! Everything was here to make a great show ! For my part the competition stopped in semi-final at just one place to enter in the final... 7e...That's the game... I would have the chance to test the super boulder one time !! I will come back next year to try it!

An other part of the rockstars was the competition for amateur and i helped to build the boulder of one of the finalist. It was a funny experience to try to build a boulder in the style of the slovenian girl. But was not so hard finally cause we had the same style soooo let's go for a run and jump ! 

Now time to train in innsbruck for the last competition of the year ! Try to recover the shape and the mind of course to be ready at the right time !! 

8 août 2012

South Africa

I just received some days ago, really nice picture from a friend I met in South Africa, Scott Noy. That remember me all the nice time I spend there with Jacopo, Scott, Steffen, Enzo, Ricky and other friends...

Skin problem.. Always !!

             Salam Wave                                                                                  The beckoning

The Scorpion, such a nice boulder ! Scariest moment of the trip and actually i realized that when I have seen the face of Jacopo and Scott ! Ahahah ! nice swing !!!

  Olifanthuis !! Was so impressed when I have seen all the food that ricky can eat.... yep you understood the four plates are only for Ricky !! good job!

One of my project of the trip : Tea with Elmary. Crimpy crimpy ! Done !

My biggest project ever : The Vice. So powerful and so close.... Still a project for me, have to come back again !

The Result of one of our walk expedition : "épique pancake" FA oohhh yeeaah !lol Nice arrête in Donkey land ! Thanks Steffen, Ricky and Enzo to find this place !