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The past few weekends I have been visiting Berdorf, which is my favourite forest. I always enjoy nature, especially when it comes down to climbing on sandstone.

I remember the first time I set foot in Berdorf with some climbing friends from Nijmegen. In April 2007 I climbed my first 7c Scramasax in sector Isatis and I was aiming for more beautiful gems.

Sector Takla Makan

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Since my first visit I came back to this area many times to repeat the same fun routes. 7 years later my focus changed. Instead of climbing just the popular and the hardest routes in this area, my wish is to climb all the routes within my reach.

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According to the 2nd edition of the topoguide Berdorf counts 16 sectors and a special chapter with combinations of lines. Last weekend I managed to finish 2 sectors by climbing the easy routes. So far I finished the sectors Gentiane, Bleausard, Scheffelchen and Takla Makan. Some of the sectors are nearly finished because I only have to climb 1 more route and some of the sectors are unclimbed and still new to me.

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The total sum of routes which are ticked off in my topoguide comes down to 90. My most recent sends can be found here. I’m proud of this number and I can’t wait to climb more outdoor routes in this beautiful forest!

At the end of last year I went to Turkey for some awesome tufa climbing. My Instagram followers have already seen some pictures of this trip, but here is the full story, including even more pictures.

The weather in GeyikBayiri was perfect. Clear blue skies and not a single drop of rain!

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Together with my friend Jérôme I shared a bungalow on the camping Climbers Garden. Daniel, Jurgen and Sven, friends with whom I climbed here 2 years ago, stayed at campsite Josito. Click here to check the post from back then.

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Goodmorning! Can't wait to enjoy this fruit muesli 😊 #climbersgarden photocredits: 📷 @jvercout

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During this trip we went many times to Çitdibi where we enjoyed long tufas in perfect conditions. The first day was still a little bit chilly, but luckily this also resulted in very good friction on the rock.

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During the trip I kept a list of all the routes I climbed in these 2 weeks time. I am very proud of all the routes I topped.

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Sitting around in Caro James weddingpresent #cidtibi #climbing_pictures_of_instagram

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@truongngocom #climbing in #citdibi

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Besides all the climbing I have also made a beautiful hike together with Jeroen Kuipers.

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He nowadays lives in GeyikBayiri and works for Climbers Garden, which has expanded with some luxury accommodations: The Land.

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Jeroen shared interesting facts about the history of Trebenna and showed us some remains of this former village. Very impressive to see these artifacts exposed to the elements instead of preserved in a museum.

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Besides visiting Trebenna I had another rest day in Antalya.

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And one of the last days I was invited to the wedding ceremony of Tobias and Duygu. It was really nice to be present at their wedding.

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Smiles for life! #josito

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From the Netherlands I again congratulate you guys very much and I hope that you will climb many hard routes together in the future!

On my last day I climbed with Duygu in Alabalik. Together we worked in the route Neptulania. Luckily I was able to send this route in my third attempt. This was a really nice end to my climbing holiday.

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All the other routes I topped during my stay can be found in my tick list. I didn’t climb super hard routes, nevertheless I ended up with really nice memories and had good times with my climbing buddies!

2 weeks ago I went climbing at Freyr in Belgium. In my opinion it was one of the hottest weekends of the year!
I was accompanied by Valentina & Arnold and Tanya. I didn’t climb much, but I had a lot of fun being outdoors. It felt like +25 degrees and during the evening our car got attacked by hail as huge as gumballs. We survived it and we’re all doing good for your information.

During this weekend I ran into my friend Paul Lahaye. He forgot his rope and carried his camera with him. It was too hot to climb anyway, so he ran up the rocks and took some photos while I was working in Surplomb Davaille. I still need to come back and send it though!

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I’ll be back in cooler conditions.

Goodmorning climbers!

This is the perfect video for you to watch in the morning. Preferably on a big screen tv!

You’ll see how beautiful Yosemite National Park is. This timelapse was filmed over the course of 10 months(!). Personally I think this is one of my best video’s I’ve seen so far. This is why I love rocks. Keep up the great work guys. Share, like or watch it again!

Video: Yosemite HD II

Click here to read the story behind the footage.

Here is another video from a famous climber, this time it’s the cute girly climnber from the USA.

In March of 2012, 5 months after her historic ascent of “Pure Imagination” -Adidas team athlete- Sasha DiGiulian, traveled to Spain in search of her next level. After a month of searching for a route that suited her best, she once again climbed the grade of 9a (5.14d) with her ascent of “Era Vella” in Margalef.

Sasha remains the only American women to climb the grade of 5.14d (9a). Keith Ladzinski and Andy Mann(3 Strings Productions) were there to capture her efforts and tell the story.

Have fun watching this video!

Video: Sasha DiGiulian – Era Vella 9A, Spain

Lately I haven’t spotted many climbing videos on the web. Fortunately I did find one cool video on the webpage of Petzl that is worth sharing. This dude and chick rocks. Have fun watching!

Video: Chris Sharma – back in Ceuse

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