zondag 31 januari 2016

Dutch Drytool event 2015

Some time ago, in december 2015 was the Dutch Drytoolevent at Monte Cervino.
This event is a great opportunity for both beginners and experts to try and climb many drytooling routes, from very easy to quite hard.
Because it was almost Christmas, Noel and me putted a reindeer and a X-mas had on our helmet.

It was windy and cloudy, but at least it was dry. The qualifies were fun, just climbing many routes and getting used to dry tooling again. After flashing the 2nd hardest route I was trying and thought that I'l have enough points for reaching the finals. This turned out to be true and one hour later I was waiting in the isolation.
It started raining and I hoped that the final route wouldn't get soaked. Fortunately the wall was overhanging enough so only the very end of the route became wet. I had to climb as last and really enjoyed the route. Climbing slowly I reached the top in the very last second of the 6 minutes we had. Yeah!

After the prize ceremony Marianne came on the podium with a very special prize: a high heel putted on a purple colored crampon. This was the style price. Nice moves but nice outfits as well were looked at and because of the nice hats of Noel and me, we won the style price! Awesome!

It was a great day and I feel sorry for not competing this year in the world cup season because of being in Nepal (not bad, too :)). But I am looking forward to the Dutch ice climbing championships in March!