DMM Wales was hosted a weekend for the team in the Frankenjura with a great a gear demo and some great times at the Eichler Campsite.
It was a real treat to be able to connect with the team and also to test some gear. I had a few older pieces of webbing that were a bit worn. As a result, they failed at less than half the rated load. A good lesson for me to learn : don’t take chances with your old gear, especially the fabric.
Metal gear is generally really durable. My 5 year old carabiner failed at almost its rated level.
Putting the gear to the test!
On the Sunday, the DMM crew hung out at Martinswand.
I managed to climb a few easier lines and did a 7c rally quickly. Great fun. Tried a really fun 8a+ a few times but needed a bit more energy than what I had available.
Die Apokalyptische Reiter 7c
It was fantastic!
On the Monday, I was able to give Slimline (8a+) a few tries. It felt so good! Must go back for it! One of the best short routes ever.
Even gave Action Direct (9a) a try, just to feel the holds!
That about sums up how I felt on Action Direct
It was great to catch up with Said Belhaj as well. He and his friend Erik Massih were in the Frankenjura and got the chance to hang out with them. Really fun, light hearted guys! And crushers… Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Outdoor Trade Show in June!