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The Saison Never Ends :-) - Bernd Zangerl

 
The Saison Never Ends :-) - Bernd Zangerl
The Saison Never Ends :-) - Bernd Zangerl
The Saison Never Ends :-) - Bernd Zangerl
 
June 14, 2012 - 
 

The bouldering saison never ends. It just goes from one place to another:-) in search of good conditions and dry Boulders. After trying some hard projects in Ticino this winter, I went back to the north side of the alps. Also there I had some „unfinished business“. It felt so good to try something different after such a long time. With no expectations, the moves felt much better than months before and one week later I opened a new great problem: „THE NORMOPATH“.

Motivation was back, and just a few days later I opened another problem in the area. In memoriam of a good friend, I named this problem „4ever-PP-oaba-aui“ , and those 7 moves check in around 8a+/8b. In April the weather was getting worse again. Hot days, followed by rain and snow again made me search for dry places to climb outside. I remembered a big cave near the Walensee, where Fred Nicole had put up a stunning hard route years ago. In the same cave he also opened a stunning boulder problem, called „RAGTIME“, Fb.8b+. It starts with a hard 10 move boulder problem into a big pocket and than 14 more moves on amazing features to a big jug on the lip of the cave. To be honest, I never really liked roof climbing so much, but „RAGTIME“ is just an incredible climb with interesting movements on crazy features. Two week`s ago I accomplished the third ascent of this Boulder :-)

 
Photo credit: steffen kern
 

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