Climbing in Spain or Become rock climber again

Yes!!

I am in Spain, the holy land of rock climbers.

Last year I spent most of the time training indoors 

(training movie) mainly in boulder Haifa and I’ve missed rock climbing a lot.
Although I visited in Kalymnos and bolted 10 new routes in Israel, it was a long year of plastic climbing.
 Gita Israel- training rock

But now I am here!



The climbing here is amazing and I feel that the training and climbing I’ve done throughout the year is paying off. I am in good shape, and I’ve managed to red-point an 8b+ already on my third try.

Now, after two weeks of climbing, I feel much more connected to the rock.




A lot of friends are climbing with me this year, so the nice place and the nice company turns this trip to be really calm and positive.


pablito and ricardinio

valeri frumkin

moti and maya

yaara +snicker-the new addition to the group

miguel and pablito

 dinner with amit and moti


Just before I left Israel, Valeri Frumkin and I filmed and edited a short video about the Fuel sector in Gita.

I got the idea for this video after I’ve noticed that although in the past 10 years the sector became very popular, and in my opinion the routes there helped to push the climbing scene and climbing difficulty in Israel, most of the people do not know the sector’s history.

I wanted  to tell the story of the place, at least the short version of it.

And here is the outcome:


Climbing in Israel – Fuel sector story from ofer blutrich on Vimeo.

Here in Rodellar I have started projecting “Florida”, an 8c route, the first part of which, graded 8a+, I’ve climbed last year. The line is 45 meters long with a v9 boulder crux at the last 12 moves. It’s very hard mentally to stick it after climbing for such a long distance, and on my forth try I almost had it! But now I need to rest and gather the motivation to try again.





I will keep updating the blog in the upcoming weeks, feel free to leave comments.

Ofer

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