Black Diamond just published a video from Alex Raczyński .
Alex, Adam Pustelnik and me had some nice days in Frankenjura last June. Alex sends Penumbral Solar Eclipse and I was happy to get Superskunk and Powerplay.
He shot and edited it in hin own style, I like it a lot:
Daniel Jung and Alex Raczynski from Black Diamond Equipment on Vimeo.
I'm back in Siegen after a good time in Siurana. I'm glad to be taking the Rambla sending experience home with me.
I tried it last year and I wasn't lucky. This time it went better.
It was a big challenge for me, to get the endurance and to be patient.
I don't like giving up when I know that I can do something. I needed to be very patient.
Each time when I felt close and thought I would do it soon, something kept me from having good tries.
Normally it's like that at least once or two times when I try something hard, but in La Rambla it was a bit crazy:
I cut my skin many times and with tape I couldn't fit into some holds or wasn't able to do my crux move...
Sometimes my finger was swollen so I couldn't enter the crack in the beginning....
I slipped off from humid holds several times....
For a few days the top part stayed wet after the rain...
I usually like wind and low temperatures, but some days were extremely windy and cold...
Luckily during this trip there was only one warm day, but last year it was a way too hot . And I also ran out of climbing shoes, so I had to organize new ones… never happened before :-)
All that made it very exciting! It was a lot of fun climbing on it as well as having a good time with good people. Thanks to everyone!
Now I go to finish another exciting project:
the bouldergym my brother Markus and I will open soon in Siegen :)