The name of the route is another dedication to the oeuvre of Jim Morrison – the climbing is a present for anyone who joins this game of weird scenes (or moves) inside the gold mine (referring to one of the most impressive landscape, flora and fauna settings among climbing spots in the Alps).
After one decade of absence from Bavaria I am proudly presenting some first sends from the place I really learned climbing at: Kochel. Before leaving to Switzerland in 2006 the routes we climbed here where up to 20m long, mainly of resistance or bouldery style. Meanwhile Kochel has grown big.
Three of the strongest climbers in the U.K, Dave Barrans, Matt Cousins and Nathan Phillips head to the magical bouldering forest of Fontainebleau in France. Their mission? Take on some of the hardest boulders in the forest, push each other to the limits and eat lots of cheese. Simple.
20 years ago Werner Thon made a remarkable first ascent of "Zerberus". Back then he graded it fb 8B+ and reached a new level of bouldering in Germany. Although it got downgraded to fb 8B later, it's still a testpiece for most and for sure one of the best boulder problems in the Frankenjura.
Sebastian Halenke ist bekannt für seine verrückte Frisur, aber muss man nicht etwas verrückt sein um beim Klettern in der Weltspitze mitmischen zu können. Macht euch selbst ein Bild von unserem Athleten mit dem roten Irokesenschnitt.
At the foot of the Altiplano in northern Argentina lies the wide and sandstone covered valley of Brealito at 2500m of altitude. The place is as calm and beautiful as it can be and there are some thousands of boulders to open (and to brush).
People call it the Mal de la Puna, the illness of the Altiplano, that is due to the lack of oxygen on this as vast as beautiful as lifeless plateau on 4000m, that spreads over thousands of kilometres in between Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru.