Road Trippin’ – A goodbye journey

What do you do if you can’t climb? Right, you go on a road trip.  Together with my friend Fardau I enjoyed the variety of amazing landscapes within the USA.  We drove from Colorado to California. Our first stop was in Salt Lake City, where we enjoyed beers in the bar next to the parking…

Snowboarding – injured again….

“You are going on a snowboarding trip? Make sure you’ll be careful, because we have a busy period coming up. We need to keep our bodies save.” the head routesetter told me. Fresh snow, happy people and a snowboard. I was very excited to join my Dutch friends for a weekend snowboarding in Keystone. It was…

Obsession

I have a project! Third project in my climbing life. First outdoor project. Beer Run.Beautiful technical and sustained route in Rifle. Craving to go back!!! Photographer: Mike Nalevanko 

Outside my usual boundaries

Catch Up It’s been a while since my last post. Time to catch up! First of all, I got a job since a few months. Best job ever: route setter by City Rock. Four days a week we set a bunch of new routes and boulders with a team. We work really structured to keep…

I Love RIFLE!

Someone in Pinch Fest 5.12b This has been the best outdoor climbing experience I’ve ever had until now. Attractive red/gray steep and vertical walls next to each other along the road. A beautiful flowing river, tons of hummingbirds, marmots and ground squirrels made the experience complete.  I was in Rifle, a sportsclimbing area for lazy…

Exploring

Granite! That’s the keyword for last weekend. Saturday we escaped the smokey Springs for some bouldering in Evergreen. After an invitation from Kegan, we watched some videos on Mountain Project and were immediately enthusiastic about that place!! Except for the garnet gneiss (instead of sandstone), it’s our own little Fontainebleau! Including the forest! That was…

RMNP and evacuation

This was one of those crazy weekends in my life. A rollercoaster of good and bad luck.It all started Friday afternoon. All packed I was waiting for Pascal to arrive. It took longer and longer and when I called it turned out that he was dealing with an escalation at his work. A few hours…

Finally!

After two weeks of rest, I finally did some climbing! Not at the gym, but at my favorite climbing crag Shelf Road! But first we (Lindsey, Adam, Pascal and I) drove to Salida for the FIBArk festival. Salida is a fun, little town with a great atmosphere. When we arrived, the party was going on while a…

26th at World Cup Bouldering in Vail

The Teva Mountain Games 2012 were awesome (despite the rain on day two and the replacement of the climbing wall out of downtown Vail)!! I enjoyed the weekend with my friends and some new people!My second World Cup was interesting! Where should I start… First of all, I’m happy with my 26th place out of  41. I…