Here is a list of upcoming climbing competitions in southwestern Germany for those interested. They are usually low key affairs and fun to watch as a climber, or even with the family. The events are listed below and all take place at the respective DAV gym in each city. You may want to think twice before watching kids climbing comps though, they tend to put us adults to shame =)
04 March 2018 – Bouldering competition in Tuebingen.[
05 May 2018 – Bouldering competition in Stuttgart (at Waldau)
09 June 2018 – Lead climbing, Offenburg
15-16 Sept. 2018 – Lead & Speed competitions in Heilbronn
A friend of mine and fellow expat recently told me she’d created a Meetup group for women who like to climb. It also reminded me to follow through on the same idea which I’d let slip after moving. It’ll take a while to get mine going, particularly as I also organize a board game night for English speaking expats too. Below are the links for anyone thinking of joining.
First up on Sunday May 14th, there’s a DAV sponsored event in Leonberg that includes climbing, demonstrations and more, plus food and drinks of course. It’s family friendly and worth visiting for both a nice day and to get to know other climbers. Click the image for more details.
Second up, for anyone with kids, there’s a youth “talent scouting” event on Friday July 21st at 16:00. The ages listed are from 5 to 8 and they must “train” regularly during the week and enjoy climbing. Click the image for more details.
There’s a Better Belaying Workshop in Stuttgart on Tuesday March 21st and Saturday April 1st. The gym has a one-of-a-kind belay simulator that consists of a vertically oriented rail. A dummy climber is lifted up and dropped. The height and amount of slack are adjustable. The workshop costs 25 EUR and helps people gain experience catching falls in TR, lead and lead when falling before making a clip. They also have multiple belay devices for climbers to try out. Feedback is given on technique, movement and so forth. The class is outdoors and 2.5 hours and I think something everyone could benefit from. See photo of flyer for details.