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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Puumala

My last weeks boulder hunt went well. The weather could not have been better and I spent every day running around the woods looking for new boulders and making first ascents.

Puumala area     
  
I found a lot of boulders, big ones, but not that many lines for some reason. The rock quality wasn't the best in some places. I put a few nice problems, but overall this area wasn't quite as good as I thought it might be. Oh well, that's the way it goes sometimes.

Puumala       

Here's a little clip I filmed while I was there. I didn't have much time to put into editing it, but the footage isn't that great anyway so whatever. It shows two new problems I put up: Milestone and Laiskuus Palkitaan.





On Monday I'm leaving to Norway. I haven't spent much time there climbing, but I've seen enough to know that the potential for new bouldering is huge there. The last few days it's been really hot in Finland, so hopefully we'll find better conditions in northern Norway. If not, you can always do night sessions. Soon you wont even need headlamps because the sun doesn't set that far up north in the summer!

9 comments:

  1. Dig the new video, awesome high boulders too. Do you spend most of your time spotting yourself out there?, I know I do.

    Danny B

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  2. thanks! hahaha! normally no, but this time i was alone because my friend bailed after seeing the weather forecast. btw, it was perfect weather, Jarmo!

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  3. In what area in Norway are you going to climb?

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  4. Plan is to first climb in areas around Trondheim and then head further up north to Gjerdalen and finally the Lofoten islands.

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  5. Ha! Man, seeing you driving through the woods was a trip; my days have been JUST like that! But in Boulder Canyon... (crickets..)
    I really wanna come visit!!
    -chris schulte

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  6. There are some really nice areas for bouldering around Trondheim like Harbak and Vingsand (I haven't been to Vingsand). It's not that much extremely hard bouldering , but probably potential for hard boulders. There is more than enough boulders to climb at my level.
    There is also some really nice hard routes and projects at Hell. I guess you will find something nice to climb :)

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  7. Where did you get that fantastic map o your laptop??

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  8. Touché. Here I am in Frankenjura sitting in the rain and creating bad excuses why I suck in (sport) climbing...

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  9. Sweet vid. I actually preferred the lack of editing, I liked hearing the birds chirping and hands hitting the rock - fkn sweet - best climbing blog on the net man. Nice.

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