Yesterday I went to Algund with Alexandra Ladurner. Unfortunately she has been injured for way too long but now she is finally not feeling that much pain anymore and she can climb again. It is really cool to climb again with her and it is also cool to see that she is getting really strong again (she is getting close on her first 8A).
So we went up to Algund, as I said, and first we went to the boulder "Tragic waste of Power" which Ale wanted to try. She managed to do all the moves again (last time she tried it a foothold broke) and I'm pretty confident that she is able to put the single moves together the next time.
Afterwards we went up to this boulder called "The Egyptian arete". I've tried this boulder already four years ago and I thought that it is going to be a really quick work. In fact it took me a little longer. I tried this boulder about twice a year over the last 4 years and I never managed to climb the topout because I was always trying it with the wrong beta. But then, about a month ago, I tried another beta and I was finally sitting on the bloc. I was so happy, even though I had just climbed the topout.
|Last year... still not having found the beta for the topout pic by Marc Zipperle|