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Some Competitions Before the Spring Sun! - Martina Cufar

 
Some Competitions Before the Spring Sun! - Martina Cufar
Some Competitions Before the Spring Sun! - Martina Cufar
Some Competitions Before the Spring Sun! - Martina Cufar
Some Competitions Before the Spring Sun! - Martina Cufar
Some Competitions Before the Spring Sun! - Martina Cufar
Some Competitions Before the Spring Sun! - Martina Cufar
 
April 14, 2013 - 
 

The spring is here!!! It's even too hot to play with Tommy in the garden in the midday sun! And some days ago it was still snowing!

Since the winter was so long and with not much sun, the clear blue sky, morning sun, and the green grass feels like a miracle to everybody! Tommy is psyched to see the real flowers, saying “fleur” to his daddy and “roža” to me. Everything feels more optimistic and happier in spring!

I am looking forward to climb in the rock again. It’s fun to do indoor bouldering and some competitions, but only when the weather is bad. Which was luckily the case during the Miliraty World games in Annecy in the end of March (well one evening I escaped from the competition hall to do some routes in the rock above the Annecy lake…what a nice spot for some sunset climbs!). At first it felt strange to me to do a competition again, I had some problems to get in the good feeling (especially having to do bouldering qualifications and difficulty semifinal at 8 00 in the morinig!), but in the difficulty final I finally enjoyed and did all I could do; 5th place behind the Wolrd Cup finalists Evgeniya Malamid, Mina Markovic, Jana Tschereshneva and Maja Vidmar.
You can read more here: http://www.annecy2013.com

Since I missed bouldering semi final for one attempt and because I like bouldering competitions I went to another one last week. In Chamonix there was a departmental competition. We had fun in the morning with 21 problems in 2.5h. I love this! The final was more competition like and with some luck (one stupid mistake of Marion Poitevin), I won. And now I had my competition dose again for some years.

Nico hate competition, and now when he hurt his shoulder during routsetting for Military world games, he hates them and the artificial walls even more. It’s truth that indoor climbing is more aggressive for the body then rock climbing.

So we took advantage of two more or less nice and dry days last week in Presles (SW fro Grenoble) to touch some rock again. We were both a bit “out of order”. Nico is afraid for his shoulder and I have an angina, so we did some easy not steep climbing. We did 250m long route Singes en hiver (6c, 6b, 6b, 6a+, 6b, 6b+, 6a+, 6b+, 7a) and the next day some vertical routes in the sector Daladom above more known and steep Pierrot Beach. After some routes in sixthgrade Nico tested his shoulder in “Kiwi qui dit oui” 7c, that I flashed after him. Not really good for the “out of order” bodies, but good for the mind.

Now we are waiting for the rocks around Chamonix to dry out to get back on the last year’s projets.

 
 

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