Monday, May 18, 2009

Arco climbing - part 2

Barbara bouldering during our last day in Arco. Nataša and Uroš found a wonderful climbing area 5 minutes away from our camp. It had a bit of everything, though it was mostly short routes and boulders.

Welcome back to the second part of our Arco climbing trip! I don't plan on writing much, I'll let the photos speak for themselves.

Carabiners are one of the most important pieces of safety equipment in climbing. I was hanging of this shiny nice one while photographing from the wall :)

Nataša in the middle of a route that many of us
would consider hard. She, on the other hand, took some
time off to pose for a couple of photos.

The same route as above, this time on the way down. Yes, those
really are some amazing rock walls in the background.

Life in Italy is just so relaxed. I caught this lady chatting with some neighbor during one of our walks around the lovely little town of Arco.

Mmmm the food in Italy is wonderful. Twice, we bought fish
from the local store (they were half the price we would have paid
in Slovenia) and roasted them on a barbecue at the camp. In the background,
you'll notice some wonderful local wine - again, criminally cheap.

Tadej reaches for a small crack to hold on to. This particular wall was
one big slab with very little to hold on to - just some cracks here and there,
footwork and technique ruled the day.

A minute later, he's gathering rope to clip in. I imagine
it must taste like chicken.

These are my magical climbing shoes which climb by themselves.
If anyone from Rock Pillars ever reads this, the original photo
is on sale ;-)

One last view from atop the wall. Beautiful, I know.

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