Is Kalymnos for me?

GREECE | Kalymnos is the first place where I actually enjoyed everyday of climbing. This is the place where you have to force yourself to take a restday. It might be the soft grading, but all sectors are so spectacular with tons of high quality good routes. Is it for you? I wish I came…

Why is climbing in Kalymnos so awesome?

GREECE |The guy who rented us the apartment asked us ‘Is climbing here so good because the ocean is so close?’ we laughed and denied. Most of the times we have only eyes for the rock anyways. What makes Kalymnos special is the high quality of the rock and the awesome routes in every level….

Climbing in Kalymnos

GREECE | Climbing in Kalymnos is basically the only acitivity on this island (except sailing). We will stay here for two weeks, but don’t worry you don’t have to read a hundret posts about climbing 😜 So this was our first day: We arrived in Myrties, rented a scooter and went directly to the next…

Multipitch Currucuclillo

SPAIN | We had to come back to this place. After climbing in Rodellar we went back to Riglos and decided to do two more multipitches on this fantastic conglomerate. The first one was on Colorado, a Mallos pequeño, a really easy one on grade 6a (the first 4 pictures). The view on the main…

Climbing in Rodellar

SPAIN | If you climb in grade 7 this is your paradise. If you climb weaker (like me) you still find nice and easy routes, but you have to change sectors more often. There are so many different sectors, in all orientations, vertical or overhanging, you can stay here forever. The high season is in…

Climbing the Mallos de Riglos

SPAIN | It’s good to listen to local recommendations. Two basques (thanks Antton & Igor) told us that this place is a must seen as a climber. So we went here and were mind blown. The rock looks like the Grand Canyon in color and is very bizarre from up close. It’s a mixture of…

Climbing in San Fausto

SPAIN | Everybody told us not to miss this place and they were right. The place is huge with 9 different sectors. Luckily spaniards don’t want to get up early so we climbed from 8:30-11 am alone and then slowly some others came 😂 It’s perfect for intermediate climbers. The bolts are pretty far from…

Climbing in Atxarte

SPAIN | Second climbing place we visited was Atxarte near the village of Mendiola. The place is impressive and very beautiful,but a lot of sectors are south oriented and it’s still too hot to climb. We climbed in primer espolon, long and nice routes of 35m. From 1 pm the sun hits the wall and…

Climbing the Lobhörner

SWITZERLAND | One day last another epic place on my list waited. We went to the Bernese Oberland for the Lobhörner. Again an easy traverse (4b max), but also with a pretty impressive view on the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau! I think I liked this one better than the Gastlosen, because the scenery was more…

Climbing the Gastlosen

SWITZERLAND | It was on my bucket list for quite some time now. The traverse of the epic Gastlosen in Fribourg. It should be pretty easy but beautiful ridge climbing. It was a sunny fall day and besides us there was almost nobody around. I thought it would be crowded on a weekend, but it…

Finale Ligure & Oltre Finale

ITALY | The weather forecast wasn’t promising for the week. That’s why we decided to go again to one of our favorite places. This time our focus was on climbing so we went straight to Val Pennavaire. It’s a wild valley, not much to see, but boy it has over 2000 climbing routes! Not to…

Traversée des Perrons

SWITZERLAND | I love traversing mountains, I love being exposed and walking ridges. This wednesday we went to the dam of Emosson and did an awesome ridge climbing tour. What a spectacular place! It’s a easy climb, but very beautiful and totally worth doing. It offers climbing, walking on a ridge, rappelling and finding the…

Multipitch during a thunderstorm

ITALY | The heatwave is also here a problem. It’s boiling hot in Italy, but up in the mountains it’s not that bad. We have around 25 degrees here. So we decided to do a multipitch in the shadow (orientation east) in the afternoon. Unfortunately a thunderstorm came pretty close to us. You climb a…

Multipitch in Tonezza del Cimone

ITALY| We are in Italy and besides eating our weight in pasta we also climb a bit. Today we did a 240m multipitch in Tonezza del Cimone (where Carlo’s dad grew up). It’s a small village in the piccole dolomiti which a huge forest. There is not a lot of construction, but so much wild…

Climbing in Hatunmachay

PERU | Today we went rock climbing after one month of mountaineering only. Not gonna lie, it was pretty hard to restart, to use those arm muscles and trust in your legs again. But the place is absolutely beautiful! Such a powerful and impressive rock formation. Where: Huaraz, 1,5h to Hatunmachay, various climbing sectors from…

Climbing Sector Regina del Lago

ITALY | The day started with heavy rain, so we couldn’t go biking. Instead we drank cappuchinos and ate croissants filled with cream. For the afternoon we decided to drive down to Arco to see if it rained there aswell, maybe we were lucky and the rock is already dry. So we went to the…

Climbing in Arco

ITALY | We went to Italy again, because we are very impatient when it comes to weather conditions. So we packed the bus and drive down to Italy where we hope to find less rain. Our goal was the climbing mekka Arco near the lake Garda. When we arrived of course it was pouring rain…

Multipitch in Bramois

SWITZERLAND | Today we went to Bramois for a multipitch. Actually we wanted to do it already yesterday, but it started to rain and we had to stop. Today the weather was gorgeous (well until 2 pm. because now it’s raining again). We did the “Voie des dièdres” which is 4+,5c, 4, 4+, Traverse, 4+,…

Climbing in Wissenflue

SWITZERLAND | The weather is gorgeous in Switzerland and summer is finally here! Summer in Europe is the best time of the year and I love it!! Days are long, the sun is out and everything is so green and lush! Today we went to Reutigen near Spiez for climbing. I have never been there…

Climbing in Orco Feglino

ITALY | Today we went climbing in the sector ‘Cordon Blue’ in Orco Feglino. It’s a pretty big sector with a wide range of difficulties and pretty short routes. I had already troubles with the easiest, because the sector is frequently visited and the routes are slippery 😅 Where: Orco Feglino, Italy, from the church…