Koyamada and Keller at Sustenpassby Björn Pohl - UKC Sep/2011
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Until crisper conditions arrive at Magic wood and Ticino, Dai Koyamada has gone up on altitude, to Sustenpass ~2300m above sea level in the Swiss Alps.
Guided by friend and [sort of] local Martin Keller, Dai has repeated some difficult problems and made a first ascent.
The last couple of days I have been climbing in the Sustenpass, it is really good temperature!
During two days of climbing there, I completed one open project. The new problem is in the area of Steingletscher of Sustenpass. It starts from Fruchte des zorns, 8A/A+ and links into Machine gun, 7C+/8A. It was a really nice one! I felt 8B/B+. I named it Paradise lost.
On the next day, I did Sputnik, 8B, [in very quick time] which is also a really wonderful line.
I saw a comment from someone who wants to see a movie of my ascents and I just wanted to say I have movies of all my ascents and am going to release them in some kind of work.
Something to look forward to!
Meanwhile, Martin Keller had a really crap day, feeling super weak. But as the perfect conditions arrived towards the evening, he couldn't resist a "training go" on his looong standing Highlander-project. To his own big surprise
...my "training"-go ended up with me repeating Ikarus, 8B+, and going down on the second last move of the Highlander-project cause of a slipping toe-hook - BAMMMMM!!!
Martin Keller is sponsored by: Moon Climbing