Montag, 5. Januar 2015

2014

Photo: Udo Neumann
Just realized that my last post is about a year ago….
So it’s really time for a new one!!
So much happened in 2014, so here a little review…..
The Year stared in Siurana with the whole climbing family went on with lots of team trainings with the national team till I finally went to Costa Blanca with the Boulderwelt Team for some rock climbing. There I could do my first 7c of the year.



In the Easter holidays I went to Osp with the Bavarian Team where I could do my long time project Hobbit 7c.

Sadly that was it with climbing for the moment, because my final exams were right around the corner. So I started learning and skipped my trainings for a while.

Though I didn’t train a lot I could win the Bavarian Championship in Regensburg. :-)
After the longtime of studying it was finally over and I could relax.. where could you do this better than in Magic Wood?!
I could do an old project: Jack the chipper FB 7C and a new one: From darkness to sunshine FB 7C and many of the easier problems in the woods.

And because I didn’t had to go to school anymore I could start my summer holidays in July. I took my best friend and we made our way to Ceüse. Stayed there for 3 weeks and then we headed to Rodellar for another 3 weeks. Driving thousands of kilometers, listening to the same music over and over again, getting lost in Barcelona and feeling hungry is what describes our road trip…
Climbing in Ceüse and Rodellar was hard for me because everything was so long (more than 4m you know ;-) ) so I worked less on my climbing and more on my relaxing and belaying skills. And I think I really succeeded. After some 8a’s and 8a+’s I could belay an 8b+!!! :D


Photo: Heiko Queitsch
 My last trip this year went to Ticino with the Bavarian Team. We had lots of fun doing as many boulders as possible and feeling completely destroyed in the evening not even pancakes could refill our batteries completely.

Photo: Adidas Rockstars
I met so many nice people on my trips and can’t wait to see them again for some more climbing…… See you in 2015 :-*

Dags för bars!!!! ;-)



Dienstag, 17. Dezember 2013

Ticino with the bavarian team

After endless weeks of school I finally left for an amazing rocktrip to Ticino with the Bavarian Climbingteam.

We woke up on Sunday and it was raining. Argh… but we found some dry rocks in Nivo bassa, Chironico. There are about 10 dry boulder problems, for one day it’s ok.
We had some hope for moday and the rest of the week but .. ehm no – no good weather for us. I think there is a curse over this crew, because every time we go on a trip we have bad weather. : (
Monday we walked through Pease, Chironico in the morning and dried some stuff in the afternoon. The conditions were so bad, but we were so happy to have some stuff to climb.

On Tuesday we drove to Brione. Unfortunately there was nothing dry, so we had a restday and walked round Brione and looked at the boulders and the great nature there. It’s such a lovely and nice place!! Afterwards we visited the dam there. It’s soooooooo big. Was so funny watching some paperplanes making their way to the ground. :D

Wednesday it was sunny!!!!  Finally. Centrale, Chironico was the place to be.  I tried Birds FB 7C, but someone broke a hold and it’s harder now. I didn’t found a solution. In the evening we went to Virtruvian Man FB 7C, but someone chipped it and it’s only FB 7A now.

Thursday it was time for my old project Dr Crimp FB 7C or FB 7B+, got downgraded I suppose. Had some good tries but my skin started to hurt so I couldn’t finish it, again! So I have to come back and do it.

Friday was our last climbing day. That day we went to Brione again, but this time for some climbing! I felt really weak that day, three days of climbing in a row is too much for me. Was funny trying some easier boulder. : )

I was quite sad when we left on Saturday. This was such a crazy time. And I’m quite proud of my ticklist which is quite long for all those rain days.





… FB 7B+ (next to Aktifit)
Senza denti FB 7B 
… FB 7B
Bella gnocca FB 7B
Triade extended FB 7A+
Hopper FB 7A flash
Triade FB 7A
Professor Bambèla FB 7A
Globetrotter FB 7A
Virtruvian Man FB 7A chipped
Aktifit FB 7A
… FB 7A




I will miss making pancakes for them every day! I will miss playing Ligretto! I will misstheir jokes! Jep, I’m sure I will miss all those guys!



















I’m looking forward to get the “mondo madden” ready, put them in the car and go on another amazing trip.

see you soon <3





Montag, 16. September 2013

Summer 2013

The first trip of my summer holidays was to Rodellar, Spain. It was just a short trip for about one week, but it was wonderful there. The time there was not coined by climbing hard stuff (because of no endurance), it was more about having fun and relax. The climbing area there is a paradise, I really enjoyed it.







But we had to leave because my best friend Lena and I were nominated for the Boulder Worldcup in Munich. I was super psyched to compete in a Worldcup again. It was the last one for this year but I really hope I’m allowed to climb some next year again. Watching the finals always makes me so motivated for training.


It was also the last competition for this year, so time for ROCKCLIMBING!!!!!!


Slip Slap Slop FB 7A




So Lena and I throw all the stuff we need in the car and made our way to Magic Wood, Suisse.

For Lena it was the first time bouldering outside, but she did very well!
Grit de Luxe FB 7B
She just did lots of the problems, I showed her, very fast and easily. Also she was really fast in climbing Supernova FB 7C.
She only had problems with the mantles. :D

I think she should occasionally go outside for bouldering with me!
Supernova FB 7C

After million tries I was also able to send Supernova, my second 7C boulder!!! This made me super happy!!!

The best thing about going to Magic Wood is that you meet so many great people there. But the Camping has some problems maybe they have to close the camping and ban bouldering.  Look at this! 

So please be kind to the woods and don’t let them take away this perfect playground!


Photo: Tobias Diedler
Photo: Tobias Diedler




The last big event of this summer was the Adidas Rockstars last weekend. I was a super funny event especially the Build your Boulder Competition. I was setting a quit funny run and jump boulder with Alex Huber. Unfortunately I hurt my knee in the qualifiers so walking and climbing was very hard and painful, but it got better with every hour. Don’t know if it really got better or I just got more resistant. 

Photo: C. Waldegger

It was a great conclusion of my summer and I realized once again that the whole climbing community is just awesome! So many nice, different and funny people on one spot.


Which hold is better? : ) Photo: C. Waldegger
Setting with Alex Huber, Photo: E. Holzknecht

 
Lena <3 Photo: E.Holzknecht



Now it’s getting cold, winter is coming! But please summer stay a little longer you have been so amazing!
 

Thank you guys, especially Lena, for making this summer so special! It was probably the best of my life!

 







Donnerstag, 18. Juli 2013

Outdoor 2013

So the last German Boulder Cup is over and it was at any rate the best competition of this year!

Semis on Friday were a little bit too easy, so eight athletes flashed all four problems, me too.

I was really happy to make the semis for the first time of this year. I knew this will be the best result of this year so I could climb relaxed without any pressure. And this is the best situation to climb. The first problem I could do in the second attempt after I fall of the top hold in the first one. The second one was a jump and I’m normally good in jumps but I couldn’t do that one despite million tries. The third one with volumes, which are usually not my style but I could manage to get to the bonus hold in the second try and then was there with a volume in my arms and I just thought “please retain, please retain, I love you volume, pleeeeeeease retain!” and my thoughts were heard so I stayed at the wall and could do boulder three.  The last problem was hard, I could make the bonus but I fall of one centimeter among the top hold. But two boulders in four were enough to make it to the finales. I was so prosperous!


The finales were also four boulders. The first one was with a jump and some slopers, where I fall of three times at the top hold. The second one was a slab, which was wobbly but not so hard, I could flash it. The third one was so difficult I couldn’t even make a bonus there. And the last one was with some volumes where I couldn’t do the top, but I was very close to it.
So in the end I got fourth, which is compared to my last results very, very good. The overall ranking I finished in 9th place.
Also I could win the junior competition. And so I got German Youth Boulder Champion four the third time. Hattrick!!!!













On Sunday there was the high jump contest where I got second last year. It is always a great competition. I started struggling at about 1,90m and there were some levels I only could do in the third try but I kept nerves and did them in the third try. So when we reached 2,06m we just were three girls left, Lena Herrmann who won last year, Patricia Holzmann and me. Pati and I did the 2,06m but Lena couldn’t so we were to girls left. We battled until we came to 2,11m. We both had two unsuccessful tries, Pati also couldn’t do it in her last try, but when I left the startholds there came two wings out of my back and I could get to the tophold. Haha, just kidding no wings but I could do 2,11m and won the high jump contest. But competition wasn’t over for me I was allowed to try beating the world record which is 2,17m so I had to try 2,19m. The first time I stood at the startholds the tophold seemed so far away, but in the first try I could touch the hold, but I need to keep it. So second go was better just 1 cm missing, I was so close. I put everything in the third try where I was close to keep the tophold but I couldn’t and fell off. I was so fucking close to this world record, but yes have to try next year.


Quite stressful weekend but I also had time to visit lots of friends at the exhibition. Was just less time than last year, because of the competition, but it was great to see you! :D

And then by the way thanks to the Boulderwelt Team who encouraged me at the comp. And a very special thanks to my best friend Lena which screamed the loudest in the final!


But yeah, thanks to everybody this weekend was AMAZING!!!!

Samstag, 1. Juni 2013

Back in the Game

Five months of silence, but ehm..  I’m still alive!

After I didn’t made it into the semifinals in the first German Bouldercup I was so annoyed and didn’t want to wright Blogs anymore. But this time is over! Unfortunately my English skills are as bad as before so sorry for mistakes or whatever ; )
ISPO

National Team Training Troisdorf












Pema and Me ♥
National Team Training Boulderwelt Frankfurt

National Team Training Boulderwelt Frankfurt
Hardmoves

Big Fat Bouldersession
Boulderwelt München

Big Fat Bouldersession
Boulderwelt München






Day of the Boulder
Boulderwelt Regensburg

Big Fat Bouldersession Finale
Boulderwelt München
Big Fat Bouldersession Finale
Boulderwelt München
Big Fat Bouldersession Finale
Boulderwelt München

I was so happy about the permission to start the worldcups in Kitzbühel, Log Dragomer and Innsbruck. I was very motivated, but the upbeat in Kitzbühel became a nightmare. My only aim was to don’t get last, but I missed that aim. It felt like the other climbers are so much better and a worlcup is really not a place for me. This was very frustrating.
So two weeks later I drove to Slovenia. I came there aimless to don’t get frustrated again. It is so different to compete in a country where you really have no idea what they are talking about. After doing one bonus in one I got 49th from 51 female climbers. So happy NOT last again! I had the feeling that I’m not that far away from the other climbers.
The next weekend I could check if I was just unlucky in Kitzbühel or lucky in Log Dragomer. Innsbruck was calling. Was really nervous before the Qualifications, but I came out and could flash the first problem. This was so amazing! In the end I got 47th of 55. Got better in every competition now I’m really psyched for the last Boulderworldcup in Munich in august!
Lena and Me in the crowd in Kitzbühel
Kitzbühel

Also congrats to my teammates Juliane Wurm and Jan Hojer which both won their first Boulderworldcup! German double win! LEGENDARY!!!!!

On Thursday trainings session with the best girl! Happy to see her again :D

Samstag, 29. Dezember 2012

End of the Year 2012


Only few days left in 2012. So let’s sum up this year.

 It started with a dislocated elbow but went on with winning the title in German Youth Championships in Bouldering. Also I climbed my first 7c+ called Hitch Hike the Plane. I also liked climbing at the European Youth Cups in Grindelwald and l’Argentiere and at the Worldcup in Munich.

After the competitions I had an amazing week at Magic Wood. My second rocktrip this year was to Mallorca with the Bavarian Team which was also amazing.

Before this year ends I hope you had merry Chrismas. Happy New Year to all of you see you next year ;)

On Sunday I go skiing and then I take the train my best girl Lena. We will start in the New Year together. :D





Sorry for writing mistakes in my Posts, my english is not the best, but I hope you understand the Posts. ; )