14 maart 2012

Sella Part 2

After our multipitch adventure we really needed a restday. Considering the fact that it is over 20 degrees here is Spain (and we both are spooky white after a long winter in Holland) we decided to go to the beach. First we drove around to see a bit of the beautiful landscape and visited some authentic villages. Around lunchtime we arrived at the beach. We both got a bit tanned and of course also sunburned, exactly like it has to be :P

Today we headed back to sector Wildsite. I had decided to try something a bit more challenging. I was told that there was a nice, resistant 8a+ on really small crimps, called Tirali Valent. Exactly what I was looking for, except for the fact that the route appeared to be just really slightly overhanging, which isn't my strongest point. However, I decided to give it a try and the moves turned out to be really cool. A lot of crossing, extremely technical, but also some more physical and wide moves. In my first go after working the route I got extremely pumped because the route forced me to move really carefully and slowly. I worked the crux sequence once more and found a better solution. At the end of the day I gave the route one more try and I managed to climb it! I hadn't expect to climb this route so soon at all. It's the first time I climb an 8a+ in just 3 tries! Elko managed to finish another 8a+ as well, so all together it was a good day of climbing.

I won't be able to upload any pictures because of the slow internet connection but stay tuned for the updates. The pictures will arrive when I am back in Holland!

1 opmerking:

  1. Klinkt nu al als een supertrip! Knap gedaan en veel plezier nog de komende dagen.