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Paris!!!!!!!, World Championship & Fontainebleau - Diego Lopez Montull

 
Paris!!!!!!!, World Championship & Fontainebleau - Diego Lopez Montull
Paris!!!!!!!, World Championship & Fontainebleau - Diego Lopez Montull
Paris!!!!!!!, World Championship & Fontainebleau - Diego Lopez Montull
Paris!!!!!!!, World Championship & Fontainebleau - Diego Lopez Montull
Paris!!!!!!!, World Championship & Fontainebleau - Diego Lopez Montull
Paris!!!!!!!, World Championship & Fontainebleau - Diego Lopez Montull
Paris!!!!!!!, World Championship & Fontainebleau - Diego Lopez Montull
 
November 15, 2012 - 
 

I woke up at 6 AM to go to the airport in Denver. A day before I was at Nederland, where I have been living for the last five months. Waking up at that time, so early in the morning, has always been very difficult to me, but once at the airport I was all excited, doing all the checking-in of my back pack and stuff, ready to go to France.

After the long eight hours in the plane, watching movies and trying to sleep, I finally get to Paris airport. There I stayed at my friends house, an apartment close to the Eiffel Tour. During these visit I want to train to be ready for the World Cup Championship, at Berci. Every day I go to a rock climbing gym instead of going to touristic places, let's say it is another way of traveling and working, walking around non touristic areas, you see real life and know about other countries realities.

A day before the competition I meet with the rest of the Mexican team at a hotel near the place where the competition will take place. I was very happy to see my friends, all very motivated and a bit nervous about the big event. That night we found out our turns to compete. I think I have bad luck because have participated twice at the World Cup and both times I am at the end of the list.

Everything started at 8 AM and lasted until 6 PM. I am not happy with my performance at the competition, but I try to stay motivated and know that I will try harder in the future and I will be getting ready for the next World Cup series, wich interest me a lot.

After 5 days in Paris, going to see the different climbing competitions, I left very excited to Fontainebleau because I haven't been there fot 10 years. The first time I went there, it was another time of my life, everything was harder. Today is different, a lot easier, because I can rent a car, for example, and go straight climbing. The first days the weather is warm, a little too warm, but I feel like a kid with a new toy, all surrounded by rocks that look like huge brains... What a place! Climbing there is very special; you have to be very technical, and figure out how to place your body.

Days go by and my list of ascents gets larger  many many boulders between V8 and V11 as much as the number of new projects, but 5 days later it starts raining and raining all day. Every climber at the camping place is getting really anxious... The next days, the weather gets better although it is not the best condition to climb. Only few days before the end of my trip, I have three projects that I really want to do, but it starts raining again. This is not so bad because it got a bit fresh, less warm, witch allowed me to get the boulder problems, V12, one of them a classic: Karma. Beautiful.

Next morning I take the train back to Paris, spend the night at a friends and leave next day to Colorado. Eight more hours in a plane. Then, from Denver to Boulder.

Here I am climbing everyday at RMNP, trying a V14 and a V15, enjoying that the weather is cold, excellent. I feel so good I am trying again White Noise, a V15 with only 5 ascents, the first one by Daniel Woods. I am very motivated for this and other V14-15s.

I am planning to go back to Mexico in November for some for months; as soon as I get there, I want to go to a boulder festival at Mineral del Chico, a developing area on witch I had been working on during my last visit. Then, as I do every year, I will go back to Peñoles, in the desert of the north of the country, to try old and opening new projects.

Let’s go to Aztec lands and try to open the first V15 in Mexico this winter.

Boulder Achieved in Fontainebleau:

 

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