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Friday, November 13, 2009

Vernayaz


This is the view from the train as I rode from Lausanne to Zurich. Lac Leman and the Alps....

I'm just back to Zurich now from a few days spent in and around Lausanne. Vernayez was the bouldering area of choice and I came away from the day with a very good feeling about this small, occasionally very noisy, area. The peaceful day was interrupted occasionally by the nearby shooting range, where people discharge weapons that even an American would be proud of. I had a teriffic time shredding myself on the small crimps, and checking out a very difficult project from Reto Hartmann, a very active local developer.

Yet another great day in the forest, just climbing whatever looked good.


On-sighting a 7c boulder problem in Vernayez, CH.

Today Fred and I are heading out once again by train to see if there's some dry rock to climb. I'm slowly learning that perhaps the biggest difference between awesome climbers (Fred) and good climbers (myself) is that the awesome ones feel compelled to head out no matter what... even if it's just to climb a few moves and check on conditions, when the rest of us would be satisfied to surf Facebook and have a quick gym session.

Cheers,
Chuck

3 comments:

sock hands said...

by these standards, i am legend. tell your friends!

or do you need to be a good climber first, then going out in foul conditions puts you over the edge?

what about milquetoast climbers who go out for choss and in bad conditions? does that bump you up to legend due to the multiple gnar points?

Movecrafter said...

Classic jj comment of all time. We love you jj.

Thomas said...

Love? Really?