The new Greek Highlight: The She Fb 8a+
Here Harald Röker trying the sit-start (project).
Karsten Oelze in Flatliner Fb 7c
To be continued
During Xmas and New Year Karsten Oelze, the author of the bouldering guidebook for Greece "Olympic Blocs", and his friends spent 2 weeks holiday on the Cyclade island Tinos. Together with their Greek friends Stelios and Marina Karsten, Bärbell, Hary and Wolfgang opened about 250 new problems in the about 20 squarekilometres huge boulderfield of this island.
Amongst these also some of the hardest problems the country has ever seen.
Harald Röker could open such hard problems as Kreavity Fb 7c+, The Lifer Fb 7c+, Turbine or not to be Fb 8a and with The She Fb 8a+ Hary could do the first ascent of the new hardest problem in Greece.
Hary climbed the standing start of The She on the 3rd January 2007. The crux is a undercut section with nearly no footholds at the edge of a huge roof. The sitting start (still a project) adds 7 powerful moves in the roof and will rise the grade quite a bit.
Besides tons of excellent problems I want to mention here the really extra-class problem Flatliner Fb 7c, a perfect diagonal crack leading through the middle of a huge overhang.
The final judgement of the whole Tinos-expedition-team at the end of the 2 week trip:
To be continued!!!
More info to Tinos, photos and topos can be found on the Tinos-webpage.
Karsten Oelze in Linguistical Torture Fb 7b.
Harald Röker in Turbine or not to be Fb 8a