VERTICS DWS Premiere at Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2016
I would start by saying VERTICS.Sleeves are more than suitable for DWS, the deep water soloing!
What do you do at DWS without chalk in the overhanging crack? You could try to powder your lower arms with enough chalk to be able to re-chalk your Hands when you are climbing. But, only little chalk adheres, except if your a yeti and have the possibility of rubbing tons of chalk into your fur! So we prepared VERTICS.Sleeves with enough chalk, and that was the solution! Re-chalking was not a problem anymore. You can of course use this method also for your hard project without having to grab behind yourself and searching for the chalkbag.
The material which VERTICS.Sleeves are made of dries so quickly, you can just pat in new chalk before climbing the again.
Whoever needed refreshment jumped from the rock into the ocean.
On the boats everyone was busy taking pictures or videos and cheering the participants. We were joined by Ralph Stoehr of “klettern” Magazin and Jens Larssen of 8a.nu.
The atmosphere is amazing among the crowd especially when the climber is on the rock and all are shouting, encouraging and clapping their Hands.
To get back in the boat is more or less easy climbing, but you have to take care not to graze your skin on the part where the mussels leave a sharp-edged line at the boats hull.
It takes only a few minutes by boat from the harbour Vathy to the DWS spot.
…and the trip back to Masouri by scooter is a real treat with astonishing oceanviews behind every curve!
In Masouri i was able to start a test campaign in cooperation with Candysports. The climbers came to the shop and barrowed a pair of sleeves for the costomary 10 Euro deposit and tried them out thoroughly at the crags.
Of course i was able to climb myself together with friends from Mainz. The Middle Wall in Arginonta is a shaddy place and sheltered from the ocean winds.
In the evening there was a big party as always. The Vertical-Life Team carried out their Zlagboard-Contest again. And i was able to hand over a pair of sleeves to Roger Schaeli, who had just returned to Kalymnos from his venture of “Odyssee” at the Eiger Northface.
I felt bad having to leave so early and would have loved to stay longer for climbing. But, my return flight passed through Athens which gave me a quick impression of this fascinating metropole. Athens is definatly worth its own trip!
On our VERTICS Facebooksite you can soon enjoy more pictures and a DWS video with a 20 meter jump.
See you soon with a new entry after the Alpinfair in Innsbruck!