After we drove 70 km to the climbing center in Coburg and read the opening times on the door with sadness in our eyes (open from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and it was half past twelve), we briefly made Coburg unsafe. First we “climbed” up to Veste Coburg, then we went from café to café in the city. There were bar stools to climb here. Well at least the sun came out.
And I now know that the original Coburger Bratwurst contains 3% egg and 15% beef, and it is only grilled over pine cones.
October 17, 2020
- 00:411.92 mi2.8 mph775 ft775 ft
Yesterday we finally climbed the 7 multi-rope route after a long preparation and intensive training. The three of them with 2 ropes took a little longer, but the view of the wall and the rest of the Aegean Sea was breathtaking. The tour was very demanding. The third pitch was the hardest, the longest but also the most beautiful and exciting. For all post-climbers: Don't lose your nerve when looking for the third abseil point on the plateau.
October 10, 2020
Another new sector today. Gerakios is just south of Poets. The approach is similarly long. The rating is a bit sharper and so are the handles. The fingertips are not spared here. Fortunately, the sky was overcast today and there was a strong wind. So we could stay a little longer. The view is awesome.
October 8, 2020
Today we wanted to sleep in and still climb without the sun driving us out of the wall. So we drove to the Arginonta Valley about 5 km from Masouri in the north. Beautiful, shady north face, 5-minute access not through scratchy macchia. A dream in the 6 French degree.
October 7, 2020
Today we walked a little further through the macchia. At Cœur d ‘Armeós, we quickly climbed a few routes, then we went to the Ivory Tower sector. There the route “Stan kill” was the highlight, climbing on sintering vertical and very slightly overhanging.
October 6, 2020