Author Archives - Patrick Gebert

First steps

After some training sessions the fitness comes back slowly, the long sommer days are fantastic and open borders in Europe make traveling possible again. Even though I was pleased to climb in our local home crags in the Black and Palatinate Forests, which have truly beautiful spots, I was looking forward to seeing some other…

Black Blocs

Climbing is more than a sport – it’s about freedom, traveling, perfection, and the fulfillment of dreams. And so most of the climbers tend to spend every free minute with climbing, training and traveling. As the Covid-19 restrictions are quite hard, they now face the question of how to live their passion during this challenging…

Dreaming of the Sea

After two months of hard-working, studying and training, we used the opportunity to take three weeks off and to escape the busy daily life in Karlsruhe. Actually, we were to busy to figure out a concrete plan so we just added two big points on our holiday-want-to-do-list: Luca wished to see the sea again and…

Winter Magic

Rock climbing is one of the things I love the most and with the right clothing you can do it every season. The days when the temperatures are too low to climb outside are quite rare. But what to do when it is too cold outside for some rock climbing or bouldering? Then it is…

Ligurian Riviera

The landscape around the Ligurian Riviera is characterized by its wooded hills, steep cliffs, and the blue sea and attracts bikers, hikers and climbers from all the world every year. There are hundreds of crags around Finale Ligure and the area can look back to a long climbing history. In the last years, the areas…

Have fun

Bürs in Vorarlberg (Austria) offers excellent endurance routes in steep conglomerate overhangs. As the conglomerate rock offers rich possibilities of holds, it most likely will be the lack of endurance that kicks you out in these endless long routes. As everyone praised this area to the skies, it has been a long time on the…

Altmühltal

With the routes ‘The face’ and ‘Kanal im Rücken’ climbing history was written in the Altmühltal as it were the first routes in the grades 8a+ and 8b in Germany. The Altmühltal around Essing not only known for its technical climbing but also for its beautiful landscape. Due to the incoming cold weather, we decided…

Autumn days in Ticino

Psyched from the trip to Magic Wood, we were hungry for more. The weather forced us to move to the Southside of the Alps to escape the bad weather on the Northside. So we switched our planned trip from Magic Wood to Chironico in Ticino. A good choice: bouldering in Ticino on the warm and…

Jack’s Broken Heart

Magic Wood became one of the most popular bouldering spots in the Alps in the last years. The unique density of outstanding boulder problems in all grades and the familiar atmosphere on the camping makes this small spot sp special. The location at a relatively high altitude in the Swiss Averstal makes it a perfect…