[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="715"] After waiting all day at Ticino for "Insanity" to dry without success; change of program: Walk up to Sustenpass, 2000m above sea level, 1st of Dezember; "Highlander-Project", 0:30AM, 0C, very windy, COLD, climbing into the last move again...[/caption] It looks like it just does not matter what i try and when i try... i can make my way up to the last move(s) of any of my lifetime projects, at -2C or at +20C... in the dry... in the wet... but just don't send... either it's too cold, i am too tired, too rested, too.... "something"... and then i suddenly start falling off the first move.... then every other move and then fighting up to the last one again... to go down on that as well... but i am working on the "something" - and i will get to that top(s)... sooner or later!!! [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="733"] "Insanity of Grandeur, 8C'ish" - You can get to the lip and still go down - Just froze off while resting and desperately trying to get any sensation back into my fingertips... - grrrrrrrrrr[/caption] I brushed it up some years ago, came close, got injured and now at least I managed to climb  "Big-Cat"- Standstart!!! Super powerful, great moves, subtle mantle at the end - full package - one of the best of the grade in Ticino for sure!!! A bit a shame it's pretty morpho. But then so much more fun to climb if you are not (super) tall. Around 8A for the TALL, 8A+ for the intermediate (me), 8B for the shorties. And if i would try the low-start of Big-Cat for once not just after falling off the end of "Insanity" - i think i could have a good go on the full line as well ;) Happy climbing everybody in 2015... keep up the spirit!!! [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="721"] Climbing "BIG-CAT-STAND" in Chironico - One of the BEST of its grade for sure!!![/caption]
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