So many things to say about this summer, maybe I'll start about climbing. Climbing has now become to me something more that something I want to excel at, I must admit that I always had things in mind such as "Will that project go down,..."
I am now totally off that mood, I just want to climb when I feel that I want to do it, I don't care about getting stronger because it requires to much sacrifices, too much dedication and I am just not willing to do it.
So I did not climb a lot this trip and have preferred the social aspect. I had so much fun in the woods this time, meeting so many people, some amazing four Americans (they'll recognize themselves) I had great time with (YOLOOO) partying in the camp, going climbing drinking schnaps.
It's amazing that in such a place I always meet people that think like me.
Also had great time with the Finnish people here, always so kind as all fins are, thx Joonas and Anna for bringing your kindness here.
I wouldn't forget about the magic wood crazy team (Mischa-Bobi-Thomas-Science and the toilet guy aka me) really every time I come it's still the same, always enjoy this place so much, although after so many times, I have climbed a lot of things but I don't care because I don't go to magic to climb but to meet amazing people. Also want to thank Marion, my french friend Greg, all the people there who helped me in any way, Roman, the english who went shopping for me, the swiss guys, etc.
So I really think it is time for a new form of climbing in my life, a more detached to performance aspect way.
Also I had so much fun with my Belgian friends, Nico by whom I got the chance to meet more nice people, that I didn't know before, with whom I had so much fun (sometimes painful fun but still fun !)
Just discovering I was not born to slack line, although I really tried hard on that move...
Although I did not send any of my projects, I had the best trip ever in my life, although there were moments I was kind of not feeling well, hard to know that there's an other reality out there which would eventually catch up with me.
So to talk about the climbing, I did not really tried hard on anything, I was doing good on remembrance of things past but there was one move blocking me and when I started to feel finally good, the trip was coming to an end. Also tried practice of the wild and this will be for sure the thing I want the most to try again because I only tried like a little hour and I could manage the last two moves very easily but I still need to work on some beta on the middle crux.
Still, I was pleased to try and feel like this 8C thing is really doable if I could commit a little more.
I did send "deep throat", adding an other 8B to my ticklist, It went at the third go and felt pretty good, although I was really close in it on my second trip to magic when I had to leave after having tried one session and an other small session when I had injured my bicep in the big move...
When a lamp finds itself an other use...
I don't have much more to add, I will come back soon in better shape so hopefully I can combine partying and climbing :p
This place is fucking great, and let me use the f word because none other word would suit better.
I just love the place and feel like I'm going to keep coming over the years because this is just the place where I feel the most happy, it's like if it had cast a spell on me...
Now is time to nostalgia, looking forward to coming back...
Thanks again, Olivier.
ps : new line behind octopussy boulder, nice 6C to the left named "lapinou" and 7B to the right dubbed "Quoi doigt". You can just go there past the octopussy boulder, go first path right then either go by a small tunnel or just circle the boulder, you'll see it easily, it's wall with a prow to it's right.