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Bouldering in France, Germany and Switzerland

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Bouldering in France, Germany and Switzerland

Bouldering: It was cold and damp that day in Hochberg. Fortunately it’s as solitary as it can get around these parts. So nobody heard Marc’s shouts of distress and pain. No luck in Fu Manchu Fb 7c today! But he kept on posing for the camera. Grace facing pain. Photo by George Lenz / www.lenzfoto.de

Photo by George Lenz / www.lenzfoto.de

Photo by George Lenz / www.lenzfoto.de

Bouldering. Laila Mammi is testing her spirit in \

Bouldering. Laila Mammi is testing her spirit in “Höhenrausch” Fb 7b+ Magic Wood. Photo by George Lenz / www.lenzfoto.de

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Bouldering. “Höhenrausch” (7b+) Magic Wood. It’s higher than it looks and it’s all ending in an intimidating funnel of rock at the base. So you have to get accustomed to falling in the crux at the top. But we have amillion crashpads and a lot of dedicated spotters…. Photo by George Lenz / www.lenzfoto.de

.....but the crux doesn't work for me as it does for all the rest. After quite a few futile attempts, I discover the solution, but now i'm to worn to…

…..but the crux doesn’t work for me as it does for all the rest. After quite a few futile attempts, I discover the solution, but now i’m to worn to go on. The next day, the last on this trip, my dearest Travelling Mate refuses to spot me in this fine Problem alone, with just four crashpads(!). I give in to reason, deeply wounded but not broken. Photo by George Lenz / www.lenzfoto.de

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Variant to “Höhenrausch” , combination with “Drop Zone” Magic Wood, CH. Photo by George Lenz / www.lenzfoto.de

Bouldering. A rather obscure Crag called \

Bouldering. A rather obscure Crag called “Staufelkopf”. Judith List is enjoing “Kante” Fb 3. But you do have a splendid view over the Pfalz. Photo by George Lenz / www.lenzfoto.de

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Bouldering. “Drop Zone” 7a, Magic Wood, CH. Photo by George Lenz / www.lenzfoto.de

Bouldering. Fight Club 7c, Magic Wood, Climber: Marc Stellbogen. Photo by George Lenz / www.lenzfoto.de

Bouldering. Fight Club 7c, Magic Wood, Climber: Marc Stellbogen. Photo by George Lenz / www.lenzfoto.de

Bouldering: Brione, in the beautiful alpine Verzasca Valley, Ticino, Switzerland. Two of my friends worked almost the whole day on this Problem.…

Bouldering: Brione, in the beautiful alpine Verzasca Valley, Ticino, Switzerland. Two of my friends worked almost the whole day on this Problem. After long hours in Molonk Fb 7c, they looked rather frustrated. Then Cris Webb-Parsons showed up and almost flashed it! I guess, they didn’t give him the right Beta,(devlish laughter at this point). In 2nd. try,he didn’t need any help anymore. Photo by George Lenz / www.lenzfoto.de

Bouldering. Magic Wood, Fight Club 7c, Incredibly steep, rediciously long and very crimpy in the end. Marc is doing it the third time today,…

Bouldering. Magic Wood, Fight Club 7c, Incredibly steep, rediciously long and very crimpy in the end. Marc is doing it the third time today, seemingly without a sign of exhaustion. Each time with a different pant or T-Shirt on, featuring a new logo of one of the recently aquired sponsors. Haha, not money rules the world, it’s the latest climbing fashion, the ultra freshest solution in frictionshoe technology or truckloads of chalk! Photo by George Lenz / www.lenzfoto.de

Bouldering. Wolfsburg, Pfalz, Germany. Photo by George Lenz / www.lenzfoto.de

Bouldering. Wolfsburg, Pfalz, Germany. Photo by George Lenz / www.lenzfoto.de

Bouldering. Wolfsburg, Pfalz, Germany. Photo by George Lenz / www.lenzfoto.de

Bouldering. Wolfsburg, Pfalz, Germany. Photo by George Lenz / www.lenzfoto.de

Bouldering. Wolfsburg, Pfalz, Germany. The Boulder is called \

Bouldering. Wolfsburg, Pfalz, Germany. The Boulder is called “Piece of cake”, the problem isn’t, too crimpy for me today. So I rather take some pictures of the first ascender himself. Yet again it takes it all of the master of faces before he conqueres his creation once more. Photo by George Lenz / www.lenzfoto.de

Bouldering. Wolfsburg, Pfalz, Germany. Photo by George Lenz / www.lenzfoto.de

Bouldering. Wolfsburg, Pfalz, Germany. Photo by George Lenz / www.lenzfoto.de

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Bouldering. Wolfsburg, Pfalz, Germany, “Sahnestück” Fb 7b+, first ascent by Marc Stellbogen. Photo by George Lenz / www.lenzfoto.de

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Bouldering. Wolfsburg, Pfalz, Germany, “Sahnestück” 7b+, first ascent by Marc Stellbogen. Photo by George Lenz / www.lenzfoto.de

Everybody knows it's romantic in Font so close to Paris. Cul de Chien, Parcour Bleu. Photo by George Lenz / www.lenzfoto.de

Everybody knows it’s romantic in Font so close to Paris. Cul de Chien, Parcour Bleu. Photo by George Lenz / www.lenzfoto.de

This is one of the prominent Problems at the Laurenzofels, Alsace, France, \

This is one of the prominent Problems at the Laurenzofels, Alsace, France, “La Proue” – “The Prow” Fb 6b+. The area is Beautiful and an Ideal Playground almost like in Font, but can proof to be somewhat desastrous for your ego. Photo by George Lenz / www.lenzfoto.de

Maginot Querung Fb 6c+, Rödelstein, Pfalz, a Crag more known for climbing, so you can join this travers with \

Maginot Querung Fb 6c+, Rödelstein, Pfalz, a Crag more known for climbing, so you can join this travers with “Kompletition” and you get a 7c+. Climber: Thomas Bayer. Photo by George Lenz / www.lenzfoto.de

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Bouldering: It takes quite a long walk up a steep Mountainside to reach the remote Hochberg Area in Pfalz. But that day this wasn't the only…

Bouldering: It takes quite a long walk up a steep Mountainside to reach the remote Hochberg Area in Pfalz. But that day this wasn’t the only annoyance, it was cold and rather wet too. So this 5c called “Hohe Kante” seemed quite right as a warm up. But it’s not “high” as it’s name suggests, nor a Fb 5c, at least I thought so…. Photo by George Lenz / www.lenzfoto.de

Bouldering. Magic Wood in Averstal, Switzerland. And indeed it is an enchanted forest on the steep alpine Mountainsides, but sometimes it seems to be…

Bouldering. Magic Wood in Averstal, Switzerland. And indeed it is an enchanted forest on the steep alpine Mountainsides, but sometimes it seems to be a hostile dark spell. Especially when your trying to find your way between moss covered blocks and knobby trees with two Crashpads and a Camerabag on you back. There is no path and branches are entangling the heavy burden on your shoulders forcing you in the wrong direction. With sweat in the eyes you realize, we must have been running in circles. This forest is evil. Beautiful but nontheless a deadly trap! But later on you’ll be convinced of a better, the problems are brilliant and moderatly graded, just sometimes a little hard to find! This is Fight Club Fb 7c and it’s stunning finishing Dyno performed by Marc Stellbogen. Photo by George Lenz / www.lenzfoto.de

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Bouldering in France, Germany and Switzerland

Photos by Georg Lenz / www.lenzfoto.de – Bouldering naturally offers better working (shooting) conditions compared to roped climbing, but the German photographer Georg Lenz also enjoys that too. Shown here is a collection of problems (and climbers) from the European boulderfields of: Laurenzofels, near Alsace, France; Pfalz, near Heidelberg and Karlsruhe, Germany; Magic Wood, near Averstal, Switzerland; and Ticino in the Verzasca Valley, Switzerland.