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Was supposed to be on my way to Ettringen right now to meet up with petje, but it's currently raining everywhere. Tomorrows forcast looks alittle more promising.

So since everyone is getting there at different times and since there may not be any chance for climbing today, it'd be helpful to know where this BBQ/campsite is?? Stone_d are you out there? When are you arriving and where is the campsite if your coming from Mayen?

Is anybody planning on being there this afternoon or is everyone arriving after 5pm? (i know the Brussels crew will be getting there late)


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Just talked to petje on the phone. Apparently the BBQ/Campsite is right across the street from the large parking lot, so should be pretty obvious. See everyone tonight!


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argh, were still not done. we (well, i) had to redesing 4 of the 8 boulders because scaling them to the new dimensions really screwed things up. and yes, they were the difficult ones. the thing is the panels provided are a bit narrower (we thought they would be 2.5m but are 2m and the lengths were a bit different too, but that wasnt that big an issue) and that really screwed the framing (the framing designed was, well, completely useless after scaling the models so no shortcuts).

well see if we can finish it today and maybe well feel like driving to germany, but i wouldnt bet on it.

anyone interested in what were doing btw?


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what are you doing?


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yeah, and why are you posting when you should be working??? ;)


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You're one to talk Heiko! You should be collecting a paycheck from rc.com for all your contributions.


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like i said, were creating a new platform for bouldering comps. if all goes as planned, well have a platform wit 8 boulders, 'competitor lounge' behind the problems and a stage in front (we were also planning some lights, but it looks like theyll have to be cancelled). it is designed to be really 'spectator friendly' and if we can manage to get it built it will really improove the comp scene in slovenia.

and the nice thing about it is that it can be dismantled, loaded onto a truck and moved. were estimating that 5ppl would need about one day to put it together and about the same time to dismantle it.

anyway, ill ask my partner (who is the main coordinator of the project) if he minds me posting some pics of the work in progress.


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like i said, were creating a new platform for bouldering comps. if all goes as planned, well have a platform wit 8 boulders, 'competitor lounge' behind the problems and a stage in front (we were also planning some lights, but it looks like theyll have to be cancelled). it is designed to be really 'spectator friendly' and if we can manage to get it built it will really improove the comp scene in slovenia.

and the nice thing about it is that it can be dismantled, loaded onto a truck and moved. were estimating that 5ppl would need about one day to put it together and about the same time to dismantle it.

anyway, ill ask my partner (who is the main coordinator of the project) if he minds me posting some pics of the work in progress.


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yeah, and why are you posting when you should be working??? ;)

eh, i have a (well deserved) break. im waiting for him to come here so we can discuss some changes (we didnt like one of the boulders and decided to change it while were at it).


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stone - I forgot to check two important facts:

1. Is there a guidebook for this area? Can we buy it there?

2. Can my dog attend? :D

Taz

doubleyes. guidebook in 'mountainbar'.


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You're one to talk Heiko! You should be collecting a paycheck from rc.com for all your contributions.

Well, steve-o, I think he's being paid exactly what his 'contributions' are worth.

:lol:





I'm kidding Heiko, don't go all huffy and ban me! :wink:


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So how was it??????


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Ahhhh, another excellent Eurofreaks gathering! :D

The place is fantastic! So many good routes to choose from, and lots of good cracks!! A big thankyou to Stone for showing us around and hooking us up with a great campsite. Sasha & Dominique, if you're out there, thanks for providing a gathering place that first night, good beer, & good food.

The weather cooperated better than expected and it actually got quite warm on Saturday. We all got alot of good climbs in on the main wall before moving across the street and getting on some more good lines. I led the hardest 6a in the world (with many, many hangs at the crux). Mark skewered a deer head (or something with horns) on the end of a long stick and paraded around with it - you had to be there. Slacklining, drinks, and an oh-so-good meal ensued at the campsite, finishing off a most memorable day in Ettringen. By the way, I can now say Ettringen without getting laughed at!

The Brussels crew and Zalastra missed quite a show on Sunday. Petje came painfully close to sending "A tribute to Mary" before part of a hold broke right below the scary clip. He went for quite a ride ending up well below the roof. And I got it on video, I'll post a link soon. Mark sent his project, the direct start which finishes on Mary. It was a thrill to watch him tackle that roof, wow! An excellent send Mark!

For me, I guess I'd had enough excitment the first day. I had fun struggling to follow 2 routes up the wall, including "Mary", but didn't feel the need to scare myself on lead. I will definitely be returning to Ettringen. Of course first I'll be headed south for awhile, did I tell you about that Paolo?


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yes, a very nice saturday followed by a hang-over sunday with a motivation low and a departure for the homeland (actually homeland for none of us BXL crew...). The place is definitely worth returning to - but it's the people that made it awesome in the first place - taz, here is another variant to your 'why you climb' question - in one word, people you meet!

Thanks everyone, i didn't even miss my dear old mountains for once!


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Of course first I'll be headed south for awhile, did I tell you about that Paolo?

http://www.teramobasket.it/...i/tifosi/teschio.jpg


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Thanks everyone, i didn't even miss my dear old mountains for once!

that was the best compliment you could give! :D

thanks y'all!
I wish I could have showed you some more on sunday (hey taz, hope you feel better now!). we definitely missed some more of the really good cracks (spending too much time in the sun :oops: ).
next time!

who wants a guidebook?


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Here's a link to all the Ettringen pictures from my camera. There's alot of Petje climbing Mary, some of me on Mayflower, and a few others. We need to hire a photographer for these events! We are all too busy having fun on the climbs to worry about photos, and always wait till it's too late for a group photo. If anyone else has good photos the group would be interested in, post em' up somewhere.

http://s89.photobucket.com/...s/k226/marshstephen/

If you click on video there's 2 of Petje taking nice whippers. The "smaller fall" is right after he'd just taken a fall so you can see him trying to clip before the move but coming up short. The "bigger fall" is when the hold broke.


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I would definitely like a guidebook.


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why, you didn't appreciate the random 6a ratings :lol: ?


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Looks like you guys had a lot of fun. Yet another reason for hoping I will be able to climb again soon... but judging from my first attempt in 4 months a week ago (grand total of one warm up traverse in the Peaks... before having to stop), it may be a while... :cry:


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Hey folks!

Awesome weekend again with the bunch :D Now even I made it home! Ooh god, I sooo need a shave and a fresh t-shirt :lol: But I sure will take a look at the photos first...

Map, booger told me about your ankle... that sooo sucks :evil: Hope you get back soon!

- Daniel


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yup, map, we need more girls in the bunch! But be careful with your recovery, don't do it all too quickly (i must sound like your doctor - but unfortunately they are usually right...)

so where are the pics????


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Indeed, it was a great time! Was so frigging glad to finally be able to stand on the slackline! :D

I am fine!!! I wasn't sick at all, just having a few "girly" issues... ya know? Which is also why I was so crabby on Sunday... sorry about that!

Paolo and I would like a guidebook as well, but we can buy one next time we are there - unless Alex is giving us all a discount or something? :wink:


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I'll order you one.
anyone else?

nice photos, steve-o! but you're right. we're definitely missing a group photo!

haha, that whipper is great! I now think there is a climbing god and he read my thoughts. I knew he would definitely send it, but sometimes things don't work out as they should... :lol:


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and the tshirts are great!!!

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