Last w-e (5th-6th April 2014) Ben MOON (moonclimbing.com) payed a visit to Luxembourg. He stayed at Casper’s Climbing Shop and went to pay a visit to Berdorf where he onsighted the following routes: Heinz (6c), Mike (7a), Arrête, Paulette! (7a+), Jacques (7b+/7c) & Judd mat Gaardebounen (7b).
Ben Moon was very pleased about the climbing and convinced about Berdorf that he definitely wants to come back to try the harder routes. We’re looking forward to it!.
This is a trailer of the Lifestyle FONTAINBLEAU Part 2 video which Jean-Marc will publish in spring 2014. This was recently filmed in November 2013 and more will follow. This trailer is showing François Depau, Pierre Goerens and Jean-Marc Winckel. To see part 1 of the Lifestyle Fontainebleau video (2012) featuring Luca Romito check the video section … These videos are meant not only to show you the bouldering in Fontainebleau (France) but also the life you lead as a climber in this beautiful forest and worldwide known boulder area. Bouldering in Bleau is not only a sport but also a lifestyle. (Supported by Casper’s Climbing Shop) Enjoy …
This is a video about the 21st edition of the legendary Ex-Haus Cup in Trier / Germany (23rd November 2013). As Christoph Gabrysch (german climber, trainer and competition climber) wrote in an article on his blog (christoph-gabrysch.tumblr.com): The Ex-Cup is known for its really hard and badass boulderproblems and thus you could hear more than one time the slogan of the evening “Presents are for Christmas” from the grinning routesetters. … The Ex-Haus is the birthplace of the german bouldercups. This year’s slogan: Horror in the Attic … Spooky boulders since 1992 ! Enjoy …
Nov 13 2013
Olivier Groff & Jean-Marc Winckel on a climbing trip to Geyikbayiri (Turkey) from December, 1st to December 15th 2012. This is not really a climbing movie but more a documentary to give you an impression about the region, the locals, the rocks and the cities around the area and motivate you to go climbing there. Enjoy …
Olivier Groff, Yves Schartz & Jean-Marc Winckel bouldering in the Magic Wood (Averstal/Switzerland) from October, 31st to November, 2nd 2013. Boulders climbed in this movie: Dinos don’t Dynos (7B/7B+), Panzerknacker (7A), Intermezzo (7C), Chiquita (7A), Valentine’s Day (7A+), Exclusive (7B) & Space Cowboy (7B). Enjoy …
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Yves Schartz, Eric Dimmer, Olivier Groff & Jean-Marc Winckel went climbing in Cantobre in the south of France from May, 25th to June, 2nd 2013. This is a video who shows you a little bit the climbing in Cantobre, those 4 Costa brothers chilling around and the beautiful village of Cantobre. Enjoy … !
We got an e-mail from some german climbers to tell us that their quickdraws had been stolen out of the route Herrman Buhl. They left them in the route to work on it but due to bad weather conditions it took them some time to come back to Berdorf to find that their quickdraws had gone. AGAIN climbing.lu wants to warn you that unfortunately there are such climbers who steal material out of routes and that this is something which happens VERY OFTEN in Berdorf. That’s why we named one route Mort aux cons (death to idiots!). Furthermore, when you find things near the rocks that someone forgot PLEASE leave those things at its place. If someone is missing something he will surely return to the same place to look for it!
Furthermore, this sunday, 5th May 2013, some climbers from Luxembourg got broken into their cars. Strangers broke the windows of the cars and stole money and other things. The climbing area was so crowded last weekend that you had to wait a long time to climb a route. Those conditions are just not acceptable:: area overcrowded, climbing material gets stolen out of routes, cars are broken in, a lot of trash is left in the nature, shit and toiletpaper under routes (cf. sector Infernale, we even found once diapers!), ropes are hanging far too long in unclimbed routes (Berdorf is NOT a gym!), etc. … That must STOP or they will tighten the conditions of the climbing permission!
GEYIKBAYIRI itself has 35 different sectors with more than 618 routes of all grades with even some multi-pitch routes. Plus, around Geyikbayiri you have 6 other climbing areas, Geyikbayiri being the main. Geyikbayiri is a small village with a lot of history from Alexander the Great to the end of the Ottomann Empire in 1922. St. Nicholas (also known as father Christmas, Santa Claus, Père Noël, etc) was born in 245 AD in Patara near Fethyie and died in 326 AD having spent his life in Anatolia. As the bishop of Demre, he helped a lot the locals of that region by his religious and social work. After he died he was burried in Demre and a church was built there to honor him. The first Santa Claus symposium ever held in Antalya was from the 5th to the 7th of December 1983. It takes a one-hour drive to Antalya. Antalya is … (read more)
The austrian climber Klem Loskot is back to the vertical world! Klemens Loskot is a legend! In the 90s he put the standards of bouldering very high. All around the world he opened some of the most difficult boulderproblems and even in ropeclimbing he opened routes graded 9a which no other climber ever managed to repeat. Udo Neumann described him as being the future of bouldering because of his very dynamic style.
Recently he repeated “Zunami”, a boulder graded 8C opened by the Schwaiger brothers in Saalachtal, and managed to climb the 1st ascent of a very old project of his named “Balkon Projekt” graded 9a. A few years ago, climbing.lu had the oporunity to make an interview with him which you can find here in english or in german …