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Switzerland - St. Gallen - Churfristen & Schafberg

 a nice two day climbing on sharp limestone....

  • Chrufristen - Zuestoll - Chico Mendez (9 pitches, 350m - 7a - T.  waelti, J. Furrer 1992)
Zuestoll, approach to the South wall (Click)
Zuestoll, Descent on the N side (Click)

Zuestoll south Face: in blue the entrance to the middle pillar were most of the routes start

  • Wildhauser Schafberg - Frospfeiler (5 pitches, 150m - 6c+ - P. Forrer, P Wuest 1961
SchafWand Approach to the Frostpfeiler (Click)

some pics below:

Andrea at the beginning of the exposed traverse

the exposed traverse. Absolutely no errors here!!!! Well doable in dry conditions...if icy and wet...mmmm maybe not ;-)

MIND THE GAP: as i said.... better not to loose you step

some of the most exposed part are well equipped with fixed ropes... thanks god ;-)

Andrea in THE most expo part

Daniel (i think)  in the second pitch of "Solitaire" a recent route from M. Dettling

on the Roof of "Solitaire"

beautiful airy pitch

..a visitor passed by ;-) to say "hello"

Walensee down there

top of Zuestoll

Schafberg by Wildhaus

The churfristen from North.

Andrea at the end of the difficoulties in the 4th pitch of the Frostpfeiler (6c/+)

the Frostpfeiler. On the left a well known climbing masterpiece is present.
Kein wasser kein Mond (7c). An  ultra alpine classics
"Kein Wasser kein Mond" is one of the first alpine routes in the grade 7c.
Opened by Martin Scheel in 1985. Until now it's a really hard alpine
route requesting  endurance, technique and mental effort.....
not even a project by now ;-)

some more pics from Andrea:

Truly yours in the exit pitch a great 30 m Chimney on the VI+ area to be protected me one of the highlights of the route

good MUUUUrning... a nice waking up


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Training - Self made trainingboard

Self made Wood carved Training Board

It is a bit that i am thinking about a feasible way to make a wood training board without spending too much. 
Well, this is the idea i came up with:
4 wood boards 28mm x 300mm x 1200mm (price ca. 5 Eur each, full wood)1m metal threaded rod (8mm) to be cutted in 4 pieces of 25cm each8 bolts M88 washer M8Wood specific gluesdrill2 or 4 crimping tools  to fix the panels while gluing them together (overnight)sandpaper grid 400 and 10010mm drill tip to make the fixing holes 25 mm drill tip to make  the starting holes at the edges of the  slotswood-saw
The A3 sized plan can be downloaded here as PDF (Click).
It is basically an assembly of woodboards which are easy to work with, without specific material. the boards are first carved and then glued together.
Below some pictures of the process.

Before to glue the panels need to be treated with a sort of protective agent to look alike the metolius woodboard... i choose the Swedish oil to paint the boards…

Austria - Tirol - Habicht (3277m)

In this dry year, a very nice tour in great snow for what concern the upper part of the tour.
ca 60 and more cm of fresh powder await the brave snow seekers.
Habicht (3277m) - 25km, 2000hm ca

careful - ski carrying up to ca 2200m.
the rest is great  ;-)
today we teamed up as 4 to alternate in tracking the fluffy withe pleasure

Austria - Tirol -MicroWenden

...awesome rock quality, ....long approach, .....wild and seldomly climbed, ......a nice day out ;-)