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
Most posts this time of year focus on the same goals or resolutions. My goal from the beginning has been “have fun and see pretty places” and that’s what I’ll continue to do. It’d be nice to advance a few grades, mostly to open more opportunities outdoors if anything, but only as a means to an end. With a full time job and family, I’m happy to get to the gym 3 times a month and hit the outside now and again when the weather is good.
Climb Germany will continue to be here and serve as a resource. New content probably won’t arrive until spring when I can get out to a few crags on my list. If anyone needs help or has questions until then, feel free to contact me here or on Mountain Project!
Despite the lack of updates recently, the blog is still alive. With sub-freezing temperatures and snow the last several days, the climbing season here in Germany is sadly over. Perhaps those in Allgau and near the Alps can now enjoy ice but here in Stuttgart, it’s rock or nothing. I continue to go to Waldau weekly and have recently changed up my gym routine during lunch breaks to more bodyweight and core stuff hoping to make real progress over my long standing 5×5 workout.
Dont want to count my chickens before they hatch but I should be in Donautal tomorrow and doing some mulitpitch at Aussichtsfels finally! A friend offered and the weather should be good so here’s hoping for some last minute luck.
After a very long, unwelcome break in both exercise and climbing, I am finally back in the game and went to both the regular gym and climbing gym this week. I’ll ease back into things and hope to be able to post new information and photos in the coming weeks once I make it back out to the crag.
So after nearly 3 weeks with pneumonia, I had my first week back at work. While I’m feeling better, though still at reduced energy, I’m on the road to recovery. The sad news is per doctor’s orders I can’t do any exercise, sports or climbing until early Oct. I’m hoping to organize a trip to Donautal sometime then after a few gym sessions to see where I’m at. This long climbing break is terrible, but perhaps at least good for a few finger tendons.
I’ve been sick for over a week now and after chest xrays, have found out it’s pneumonia. So my climbing life is ruined for now unfortunately. I hope to organize a group trip to Donautal in the Fall and/or Battert. We’ll see how long it takes to get well and then to get my strength and energy back. Just walking around for 5 minutes wears me out right now. I guess it’s better than an injury at least.
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.
For those not using RSS, I’ll be slowing redesigning the site, moving to a static front page and having the blog in its own section. It won’t be all done at once but if you’re mainly interested in the blog for crag info, it won’t affect you. So forgive the untidy appearance.