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New shoes, new shirt, new service!

I spent New Year’s Eve in Varazze, and Ticino after a longer break from bouldering. Funny, but even though I consider myself more a boulderer, I haven’t seriously perused this particular kind of climbing in a long time. In fact, I took a longer break from bouldering after doing Diabolica (click here to check out the report). OK , Soulweeper was an exception, I admit.

[Flashing a delicious font 7b at Varazze after the rain]


Anyways, my last trip, which I will report a lil bit on soon, psyched me on bouldering again, which seems a bit surprising, since conditions were really wet and soggy in Varazze.

[Experiencing foggy and wet conditions in Varazze, Italy]

I got home with plenty of new ideas and motivation for my projects in 2013 and: The new shoes finally arrived! So, after having climbed with a single pair of old Anasazis for the last months I can now proudly add the 5.10-logo to my site and start training in a bunch of brand new, sticky and stylish 5.10s! Awesome!

[An impressive line-up of new shoes, just waiting to be worn on the rock]

So, this explains the beginning of this entry’s title: New shoes. But what about “new shirt”? Well, true I did order a few new shirts from Mammut, but it was meant to have more of a symbolic meaning.

[Fashion - not the most important part of climbing, but you can't do without it.]

I’m gonna change shirt and therefore also main field of interest in the sport. Bouldering again instead of alpine routes! Yep, and maybe short sport routes… Still got some unfinished business around Graz…

[The Wall, another proj that I need to get back to.]


And last but not least: the “new service” I would like to provide you guys with... I already got a couple of ideas idling in my head, just waiting to be realized.

1. The Topo Project. Can’t tell you too much about it yet. But it’s a cooperation with my buddies from



2. Dealing with the archives. Oh man, I found tons of photos, video-footage and reports about many boulder problems I did around Graz and in other cool places around the world. This includes a few problems in the 8th font grade nearby.



3. THE Garage. Some of you might already have heard rumors about this place and yes, I am about to give it a nice upgrade – and share it via a short video-clip.


I even have a few more ideas, like a GPS-waypoint list of climbing areas, camspots and boulders that I might publish sooner or later. But hey, first I need to climb too!


Umfrage: your vision!