10. July 2017 - Cool down required?
At this hard move, I had to clench my teeth.

At this hard move, I had to clench my teeth.

Body tension and precision are required from the beginning.

Body tension and precision are required from the beginning.

Friends, fun and relaxing are part of climbing in the nature.

Friends, fun and relaxing are part of climbing in the nature.


The current hot temperatures are probably hard for many climbers. Completing hard projects isn’t my plan right now, but I want to take advantage on the sunny days to climb outside. It’s time to think about crags in shadow nearby my hometown Imst. Firstly, I head to my local crag called „Götterwandl“ in Nassereith, where I am about to try one powerful route. This route is called „Athene“ and after some holds broke the grade is about 8c/+.  Altogether, the route has 20 hard moves, whereas just two moves are extremely hard. Here, I have to cross on a small crimp, from where I must jump very explosively onto another crimp, all this from really bad footholds. I have already done every single move. Now I am asked to combine them all from the very beginning. Due to the big and hard moves, the line doesn’t fit my style, but really motivates me to stand back.

Through bouldering I get the power I need and walk occasionally to the cooler bouldering area at the Silvretta. There I managed to climb the perfect line named „Diamond Nuts, 8a“, that blew my mind. A powerful beginning follows into bad holds and tiny footholds at the end. I completed this line quite fast, but luckily some more great boulders in the Silvretta and the route „Athene“ in the Götterwandl are waiting for me.


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