Boulderwelt Munich 2014/01/30
Had an action packed time in Munich, so much to see. However we found
ourselves returning evening after evening to a certain venue,
Bouldering is a climbing sport but with no rope or harness, instead of
long winding routes up high walls you are presented with a shorter set
of climbing moves that are focussed into several ‘crux’ style moves.
It’s very addictive, dynamic and challenging, especially if your fellow
instructors are determined to out climb you… Boulderwelt has a busy
evening atmosphere with the centre being packed until very late. However
everyone is just having a great time chilling out, climbing and of
course after a session relaxing at the bar sofa area enjoying epic
The problems are rated 1a all the way
to 8b+, which means easy to impossible in my opinion! Looking around
some climbers seem to defy physics. They dangle from a couple of fingers
in an oddly shaped hold. Unlike your standard gym behaviour of macho
macho’ness, bouldering seems to invoke a weird sense of cooperation and
relaxation to all concerned. That is until your forearms begin to hate
Taking a rest looking through the hazy
chalk laden air. Your mind trying to work out the pattern of movements
that will take you to the top of the problem that is currently keeping
you grounded. You suddenly realise you are hooked.
If you happen to be in Munich, make sure you check out Boulderwelt.