climbing

  1. Fontainebleau with Slovenia Climbing Team

    I almost forgot how good Font really is. It's been too long. This trip was all about our team preparing for the next season. I went there as a coach and I wanted to climb along with our strong guys and girls but unfortunately I got sick. The weather was perfect for all 8 days (I still can't believe it) and I enjoyed climbing some easier stuff and I got to see some new areas that I've never been to before. It was not my time to climb anyway and it was cool to see our team crushing day after day. I'm planning to go back this fall, for a bit longer than a week. It's truly the best place in the world (if it doesn't rain).  Here are a few moments when I felt a bit better and I tried to climb :) Rocher Gréau, beautiful area   imageTrying Double Axel in Rocher du Cassepot   imagePerfect slopers in Franchard Cuisiniere

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  2. My trip to US and all that sandstone

    It was finally here - the time to pack my bags and fly to Vegas. A month of a simple life in a desert was waiting for us and so were all that blocs out there. We've been on a trip to US before. Somehow we end up coming back almost every year. This time we decided to see what Nevada and Utah have to offer. [caption id="attachment_17340" align="aligncenter" width="300"]IMG_1339 (1) Amazing Plumber's Crack[/caption] First stop: Red Rocks. That place truly blew me away. So many different colours and shapes of rock and styles of climbing. You can find anything and everything is so good. I enjoyed the whole experience. From walking to the boulders and just looking around, to super fun warm ups and finally, the trying hard on something that was "on the menu" for that day. [caption id="attachment_17341" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Trying Show of Hands in Moe's Trying Show of Hands in Moe's[/caption] After a few days of exploring, getting over the jet leg and sending some easier classics, we were off to Utah. Moe's Valley was on the way so we wanted to stop there for a day or so and we ended up staying a bit more. It's a small but concentrated area with some really amazing lines. My favourite climbs there were Gription (V9) and the problem called Show of Hands (V11), which turned out to be a bit to hard for me to do it in one day. [caption id="attachment_17342" align="aligncenter" width="300"]

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  3. Summer report

    This was one busy summer for me. I spent most of my days in our gym with the team preparing for the comps, route setting and then going from one world cup to another. The highlight was, of course, world championships in Munich. In my competition years there was also a world championships in 2005and If I look back now, it's so funny how things change. Bouldering was still pretty new to me at that time but I was very ambitious and I was ready to work hard to achieve my goals as a competitor. Now I'm looking at the comps from a different perspective - as a coach and I'm very happy to have a chance to work with such a cool team. Although I missed some time for my climbing this summer, all the work and ups and downs of the season payed off with Jernej Kruder taking a silver medal in Munich. It was a big and well deserved medal for him and for our team!

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  4. There is no third thing

      1 BERNHARD FIEDLER CLIMBINGTRIPARTICLE     3 BERNHARD FIEDLER CLIMBINGTRIPARTICLE4 BERNHARD FIEDLER CLIMBINGTRIPARTICLE5 BERNHARD FIEDLER CLIMBINGTRIPARTICLE 6 BERNI-IN-ARMED-RESPONSE-8A+7 BERNHARD FIEDLER CLIMBINGTRIPARTICLE

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  5. Fadeaways

    Since years travelling is a big part of the climbing game for me. I have to admit, that I am some kind of an addict, when it comes to climbing trips, exotic rocks and stuff like this. But honestly: Let the climber who is without sin cast the first stone. Climbing trips are boss!! My small addiction goes along with some nerdy habits that used to get more intense during the years. For example the runningoutofmoney-month that occurs to be October, or the scrubs like fade ways whenever I see rocks in the back of a travel advertisement showing the usual 'almost naked girl in front of a landscape' -subject. Mostly the fadeaways are because of the rocks and me visualizing my fantasy’s doing the craziest new wave climbing hit on this very beautiful very innocent rocks far away from home and mankind. My people at home get some kind of surreal when I actually get to see them without staring into a screen. My attention fades to zero when someone tells me that: 'the Routes at home are the best and he does not understand why he should take the burden of an expensive travel.... (fade out here).....' And finally after a certain amount of time at home I start feeling some kind of an uncertain restlessness. My fadeaways, or lets call them daydreams are getting more and more and all of a sudden my fingertips touch the enter button of my laptop and minutes later a mail appears in my account with a subject written as 'booking confirmation. This summer the confirmation was for the flight from Vienna to Melbourne and back. Good choice I said to myself and the pictures of the golden, iron fluid sandstone of the Grampians started to take over again and again and a couple of days later on the other side of the earth a lot of beautiful deja-vues made my days. The mixture of some good old friends, great food, amazing rock and the most important daily question: rope or pad made the living here almost too perfect. Luckily the 'sizzle-rain' sometimes appeared and the outstanding climbing offered

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