viernes, 9 de mayo de 2014

Kaynaklar Climbing Festival XI & Misanthrope 8a+

Two weeks ago in Izmir took place the XI Kaynaklar Climbing Festival, a climbing fest that met people from all Turkey and also Greece! The Festival basically consisted in three days of rock climbing, concerts, talks, yoga classes, and also a competition. The competition was based in a 6 routes contest where the winner basically was who was able to climb more routes. In that case I got some luck an after the comp, Erkin, Emre and me, were the winners for the man's category, in my case doing all the routes except Yuji onsight where I was close but finally not lucky enough.

Even the comp, the festival was more than a competition and a result by itself. It was more like a big climbing fest where all people had the oportunity to meet old friends, share experiences, meet new people and of course have a lot of fun doing what we love. Is in this point where i want to congratulate the organizers for all these fantastic organitzation work, and simply say that i feel so lucky for have been able to participate in this fantastic event!

But that's not all! Moving on, last weekend after 3 days, finally i got some luck and i redpointed "Misanthrope" 8a+ also in Kaynaklar. The route follows a superb 15m overhanging tufa line where  the crux consists in 5 super powerfull moves between pinches and lateral holds, followed by a rest and  8 meters of 7b+ climbing, to finally finish with a HARD anchor clip. Finally after working a bit the tricky sequence and learning that was easier to skip the 4th bolt i send it :)

Now i'm psyched to see if next week the weather is good and we can go to Kalymnossss!!!!

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