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Youth Climbing Competitions in Baden-Wuerttemberg (Jugendcup)

Youth Climbing Competitions in Baden-Wuerttemberg (Jugendcup)

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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 =)

  • Youth Events:
    • 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

 

DAV baden wuerttemberg jugendcup competition 2018
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A New Year and No Climbing Goals or Resolutions

A New Year and No Climbing Goals or Resolutions

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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!

Still Alive but Climbing Season is Over

Still Alive but Climbing Season is Over

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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.

I also continue to run a local Meetup group for climbers in Stuttgart for anyone interested. Should you need info on gyms, crags or German, feel free to contact me as usual!

Prepping for Donautal

Prepping for Donautal

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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.

 

climbing gear preparation for donautal