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Back in the US

After a couple of months, we are back in the US!

This time the destination of the trip was one of the more famous bouldering area of the world: Hueco Tanks. I’ve always heard a lot of positive things about this area, so I was really curious to see all that by myself.

After some flight troubles, all the team (composed by Anna, Kilian, Hannes, Elias, Melissa and myself) arrived in El Paso, ready to enjoy some good climbs for the following 2 weeks!

After the last period of route setting and gym climbing, I was really happy to grab some rock again, and doing it with friends is for sure the best way. We don’t have that much time, and all the park’s regulations make the climbing here quite tricky, so we are just trying to climb as much as possible, just looking for the best problems, without caring about the grades or anything else. There is so much to do here, that it would be a shame to spend 3 days sitting in front of something really hard, without enjoying all the nice problems of the park.

There isn’t that much to do here beside bouldering, so the daily routine is characterized by the sequence “burritos-climbing-burritos-climbing-burritos”… while the rest days are the same…but without “climbing” ;)

Anyways, we were able to climb a lot of classics up to V12, the skin is getting worse as always and we are now starting the second half of the trip.

Honestly, I’ve to say that it is not on of my favorite spots so far: the lines and the rock aren’t as good as in other areas (like in Rocklands, Font or Bishop) and there are too many “stupid”regulations, which make the climbing days less free and funny. The good point is that in a quite small area, there is a never ending number of problems… making Hueco more looking like as big climbing gym!

See you in one week

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