Monalisa Klaxon 7b on Louis-Philippe in Freyr Belgium.
One of my nicest routes I have done in Freyr which took some tries back in 2004.
Belayed by Henk and pictures taken by Erik.
I was introduced to "FREYR" by Wim Schriek a early dutch climber that did most of the routes in Freyr with the old grading system.
I learned to respect the particular way of standing on your feet and facing hard graded routes with some wide spaced bolting in the Belgium way.
Nevertheless I and later we enjoyed the surroundings and the view onto the Meuse from the top.
Sandra on her world journey in Montserrat in Spain. She was traveling to Spain and South America on her own for 8 months.
Montserrat is a mountain in Catalonia Spain about 50km Northwest of Barcelona.
In this year our first official sport climbing adventure started in France. Gorge Du Tarn is a wonderful gorge situated in the South of France. The river the Tarn has made this Gorge to a wonderful sporting and living area. The Gorge consist of limestone, mergel and dolomite.
We drank cheap fresh Wine from local vine-guard farmers with low alcohol which replaced bottles like it were milk bottles.
For the evening we cooked trout on the barbecue, the trout was catched in the river and harvested to big fish for consumption.
This was the first sporting vacation without knowing that a lot more will come one our way 😍❤❤
Nideggen in Germany is a well known climbing area with amazing conglomerate rock. Every time climbing here you will have to get used to picking the correct pebbles and hope they don't break out.
We did a lot in Nideggen and I have even climbed on the "Burgwand" when it was opened for just one year. Nowadays a lot of crags have been closed by the nature goverment to protect the flora and fauna. We met the old route builders in their 70's still fighting to open the crags as they had built the routes themselves.
The lady even used an rollator to come to the crag 😀, very brave.
Nevertheless still worthwhile for a visit and climbing the classics
Sikati Cave in Kalymnos, Greece. It's a climbers wonderland! Climbers from all over the world come to visit this island for the perfect an unbelievable rock. Here you can see Jan in the magnificent route called 'Morgan' 7b+, a 3D rock formation with a very steep of 45 degrees. With a overhang down in the cave with nice Tufa's are. In the picture above you don't see Sandra, but she is further down. In de picture on the right you seen Sandra down below. We hope to come here once again, and hopefully soon.
This picture is just to give you an idea about the scale of the Sikati cave. See the small indications where Jan is climbing and Sandra is belaying 😍. Needless to say it gigantic!
We are back again in Kalymnos, Greece. Now climbing the overhang called 'Divine Comedy 7a' in the crag called 'Sea Breeze'. We had a wonderful holiday with plenty of sun for October. We met two ladies where currently making a van tour through Europe, which we follow on the internet. This was a very nice occasion fort hem to join us on our climbing trip. We must say that the van tour was born here😀.
This is our first post Corona and after healing our injuries climbing holiday in the South of France. We always love the area of the Provence. Nice atmosphere and beautiful scenery and lovely wines. It was still chilly in April but we enjoyed the sun when it was there. We also needed our winter clothes when the sun was away or it was freezing. Nevertheless we had a wonderful climbing holiday and it was good to be back on track. Needless to say we still need a lot of training to come to our own level again.
Look at the sky and different level blue tones in the pictures.
Our week in May in the Provence. We rented a Gite in the village La Penne Sure Ouvèze. A great week with ups and downs. Great and less good weather but overall a nice break from home and work. We did quite some challenging routes and enjoyed the surroundings with wineyards and beautiful rocks. Please see our Youtube movies 🤩
Celebrating the 60th birthday of our friend Peter. We the team we went to the Belgium Ardennes and had a blasting weekend in a marvelous Gite in Geskes. We enjoyed 3 climbing areas in the surroundings and did a great barbecue evening on the Saturday. Durnal, Burnote and Beez, great weekend with food in Jezus Eik 🍖.
Hi beautiful people we went on vacation in the area area of Guillestre and Briançon in the south of France around the Alps. We did some new rock climbing adventurers in several crags sectors like Mont Dauphin, Simoust, Tournoux, Clapeyto and Rue de Marques. There is such a variety of different rock: limestone, granite and conglomerate. I made a large fall 10 meters from a slippery pebble and had to heal for a couple of days. We invited some young ladies from the camping to go for their first climbing experience.
We mainly had good weather with sometimes a rain shower but mostly very nice. We enjoyed the food and environment on our camping. Please leave us a comment if you want any information from us 😀 🙋🏻♀️🙋♂️ Sandra and Jan.