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Where are you people!? I want to hear stories of the latest and greatest!

As for me... an exhausting 3-day marathon at Fontainebleau last weekend. Finally found a decent margarita (more likely I was just that tired and thirsty!). Slept under a big rock with 4 loudly snoring walruses... ahem... I mean men. Flashed enough red problems to boost my ego (until the next day when I got bucked off by everything I touched :cry: )... and finally- today- saw the photos we took in which there lurks something alarmingly large that has turned out to be (no, not a hippo) - my ass - from what can only be described as an unflattering ground-angle (is that a wide-angle lense?). :shock:

What have you people been up to?
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Hi girldrifter!

Nice to see you 'round again, Fontainbleau must be a gas!

Been quite lazy lately, means I bouldered a lot in the park (did I mention I hate concrete...) and did some climbing on the towers in the city.
Will be leaving for a short trip to the Morgenbachtal (Bingen at the Rhine River) tomorrow. So at least I get some real rock under my fingers :D

Wish I could make it to 'bleau even bouldering is definetly not my favorite. Up the wall is where I belong! But there should be enough climbing in the area to get some stuff done...

- Daniel


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Well, bouldering around the city sounds like fun anyway. Especially in Berlin... which I have yet to visit! Any good pictures? :D You should at least make it over here soon and we'll drag you off to Freyr, the local crag!

Have a great trip!
T


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Hi Girldrifter
Do you know about the camping in Freyr? Do you have to be a member of the alpine club of Belgium or what? I will be going there with some freinds from Trier on the 1st and 2nd of Aug.
Thanks Marco


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Well, bouldering around the city sounds like fun anyway. Especially in Berlin... which I have yet to visit! Any good pictures? :D You should at least make it over here soon and we'll drag you off to Freyr, the local crag!

Have a great trip!
T

This is 'my' boulder in the Volkspark Friedrichshain:

http://climbing-area.info/...divers/volkspark.jpg

It's mostly a long traverse but there are also some (not defined) problems to get up.
Besides that... what pictures? You hopefully don't wanna have me looking for pictures of the Brandenburger Tor or the Reichstag?!? Boring tourist stuff...

If you manage to get to Berlin, just drop me a line. As you might guess I'm a really bad tourist guide but I know lots of nice places to hang out in the sun 8^)

As Belgium isn't that far, there might be a chance for me to get there. You're just the first one I heard talking about climbing there :shock: Ever thought it was pure flat like the Netherlands...

The Morgenbachtal isn't that far from you either. Hard to describe the beauty of that place as every time you reach the top you get that sight over the Rhine river... Nice!

- Daniel


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Hmmm...I had a very similar experience...

One day bouldering at 'bleau, flashed some super easy problems, cursed my lack of wingspan compared to other people of similar height ;), slept amongst boulders (thankfully no walruses).

just saw pics and realized that i've gotten even fatter than previously suspected from lack of activity.... :oops:

Oh wait - I was with you ;)


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Do you know about the camping in Freyr? Do you have to be a member of the alpine club of Belgium or what? I will be going there with some freinds from Trier on the 1st and 2nd of Aug.
Thanks Marco

Yes, unfortunately to climb or camp at Freyr you are supposed to be an Alpine club member. That said - I am no such member, nor do I intend to become one- I loathe clubs. But I have climbed at Freyr at least 5 weekends this summer with no issues. If you're going with 4+ friends it's worth it to stay in the hotel in Anseremme called the Aquatica- for 70 Euros you get a room for 5 (which easily fits 7 if you're willing to camp on the floor). Don't stress about the alpine club stuff- I don't think they can arrest you or anything :wink: Let me know if you want more beta. Guidebooks are cheap and pretty good at the restaurant near the crag :)

Daniel, there's loads of limestone sport in Belgium (well, maybe not loads, but... enough to keep us entertained for a weekend... :wink: )


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just saw pics and realized that i've gotten even fatter than previously suspected from lack of activity.... :oops:
Oh wait - I was with you ;)

Bef- at least you have an excuse. I climb 4x per week and I still managed to gain 10 kilos over her. :twisted: AAAAARGH :twisted:

Belgium: beer, frites, and waffles. ... and they think we Americans eat shitty food! :roll:


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Daniel, there's loads of limestone sport in Belgium (well, maybe not loads, but... enough to keep us entertained for a weekend... :wink: )

Yup, seems so. Just had a look at the pics in the database... Not that I could anything of the shown, but it looks like a very nice place!

I'm just around the corner (near düsseldorf at the German/Dutch border) in two weeks, but unfortunatly my step brother decided to marry so I'm stuck in family affairs :evil: Didn't get some holidays, so it's a lot of travelling for (almost) nothing.

How long will you stay in Beligium? Maybe I manage to get something arranged in the later sommer months...

- Daniel


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How long will you stay in Beligium? Maybe I manage to get something arranged in the later sommer months...
I live here permanantly (or until I marry some climbing Euro-hottie and move somewhere less flat...). So, come on over anytime. I'm in the Dolomites from 22.07-26.07 and then Chamonix 12.08-15.08. :D :D Other than that, I'm bound to be found at Freyr... :roll:

As enticing as your boulder looks... I think I'll save my trip to Berlin for a non-climbing party-weekend... :wink:


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As enticing as your boulder looks... I think I'll save my trip to Berlin for a non-climbing party-weekend... :wink:

Good choice! But the park being one of the perfect places to hang out and enjoy Berlin's well known relaxed summer's atmosphere... it's just a gift :D

It's exactly in the middle of three of the main party zones: Prenzlauer Berg, Friedrichshain, Mitte (those would be the crême de la crême of partying through Eastern Berlin). So there's always a good chance to wake up there if you've overdone it the last night 8^)

- Daniel


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that thing looks really sweet. what is it????

aynway, im just waiting for the rain to stop since i havent climbed outside in 14days or so (i was in poland for almost a week (sunday-thursday) on a u2 concert, then i was too tired and hung over to climb, then it rained). looks like my luck is about to improve this weekend.


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that thing looks really sweet. what is it????

As said it's an artificial boulder in the Friedrichshainer Volkspark. A 'U' of approx. 10x10m, designed to be a traverse mostly. In choosing to use or not to use plastic holds, the top etc. it's possible to vary the difficulty.
Nice thing, but the concrete is very abrasive so shoes and hands suffer a lot...

- Daniel


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thas sweet. i wish we had something like this here. all there is are the remains of medieval wall arount the town.


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thas sweet. i wish we had something like this here. all there is are the remains of medieval wall arount the town.

Now the best thing about it is that it's five minutes from my flat, another five minutes from my favorite beer garden/cinema, directly on my way home from work... you get the point :D

http://www.homepages.at/...alerie/bfriedr02.jpg

http://www.homepages.at/...alerie/bfriedr03.jpg

http://www.homepages.at/...alerie/bfriedr01.jpg

- Daniel

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(i was in poland for almost a week (sunday-thursday) on a u2 concert, then i was too tired and hung over to climb

Overlord, here is where I stop feeling sorry for you... :wink:


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(i was in poland for almost a week (sunday-thursday) on a u2 concert, then i was too tired and hung over to climb

Overlord, here is where I stop feeling sorry for you... :wink:

Don't feel pity for a deaf alcoholic? Don't be soo harsh...

:lol:

- Daniel


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No way! Only because I'm jealous! U2, drinking, road trip... :cry:


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Come on now girl, you got two out of the three......


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Come on now girl, you got two out of the three......

and she had me singing.... 8^)


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Come on now girl, you got two out of the three......

and she had me singing.... 8^)

and she had me spotting her, so wtf is she complaining about! :twisted:

she's getting spoiled...


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Overlord, here is where I stop feeling sorry for you... :wink:

hell, it was worh it :P

here are some pics. the polish have figured out something really original... those in the "pit" had red chlots and those on the stands had white ones. so when they waved them durin second (i think) song they made the polish flag.

heres some pics:

http://gallery.u2005.com/...orzow%2FDSCN1716.JPG
http://gallery.u2005.com/...w%2FPICT5439-640.jpg
the flag

http://gallery.u2005.com/...orzow%2FDSC01155.JPG
http://gallery.u2005.com/...orzow%2FDSC01185.JPG
http://gallery.u2005.com/...orzow%2FIMG_0338.JPG
the stage

http://gallery.u2005.com/...orzow%2FP7050187.jpg
a really good point

http://gallery.u2005.com/...rzow%2Fz2805689G.jpg
we all know who these two are

:P


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Overlord,
Wow, cool pics! Shit man, how close were your seats? Those must have cost a fortune! They came here (BXL) a couple of months ago, but I think tickets were sold out like a couple of years in advance.

As for the Fonti peanut gallery:
Paolo- you did not sing all this past weekend. Your stinky, holey pants said a lot, though I tried not to listen. :shock:

Bef- 2/3 is pretty fair, I have to say. But you didn't sleep with the walrus crowd. :?

Heiko- You were spotting me? That's funny, I seem to remember your hands poised in expectation over someone else's ass all weekend :wink: :lol:


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Heiko- You were spotting me? That's funny, I seem to remember your hands poised in expectation over someone else's ass all weekend :wink: :lol:

:shock:


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You're right, Paolo wasn't singing...

But you did have him spitting out American pop culture and hip-hop sayings and that makes it all worth it. For all of us, really ;)

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