16 sept. 2011

South Africa





I just come back of one month in rock land with jacopo larcher, enzo oddo and Romain Wolgroth. You will say that's a long trip but for the paradise of bouldering and his thousand of problem it's definitely not enough. I feel "magic rockland" like one of the best place for bouldering. His amazing orange rock and his crazy form, powerful, technical, crimpy, flat hold, overhanging, slab, you can really find all. It's the third time, i travel around the world to discover some new place of bouldering and now i'm pretty sure I will purchase in this way ! After four month of international competition, i really appreciate to spend good time in south africa and also that make me happy that 6 month of training make me in a really good shape to do bouldering outside !  I have done my project of the trip "black shadow" 8a+. It's a boulder really physical, in compression, flat hold, toe hook and resistant, amazing movement ! After one day of working and one for making some try, i did it the third day at the first try ! And the crazy thing was i decided to go directly after to roadside to try "nutsa" 8a+ ( on the guidebook but i felt way easier than "black shadow" maybe just 8a"). After one try where i fall at the really top, i did it… in the same day ! incredible and awesome day of bouldering ! i flashed also "The hatchling" 8a (i felt it easier than other 8a), it's one of the most beautiful i have seen !  But anyway rockland it's not just a question of grade, i tried also a lot of amazing and wonderful boulder in this magic place ! I have again a lot of project there and some really hard for me… so i will come back sure next year ! Day after day, at the end of the trip, it was getting warmer and the only thing i was really scared…it was all the crazy animals you can find on the way (snake, spider….aaaahh) ! Lucky we were, we didn't see anyone !!  Now come back to france and come back to rockclimbing !