For some years now, ever since I heard the first rumours in fact, I have been wanting to get in touch with the enigmatic Thomas Willenberg, from Sachsen, Germany. I tried a few times before, but without success. I sort of forgot about it when no more news about him came in...
Then a couple of...
In reply to Björn Pohl - UKC:
Really good article I'd love to see more like this on UKC and to those who keep harping on about tick marks ... grow up. I'ts hardly that bad, its in shot so you can see the sequence / problem and we've all left our fair share of chalk around.
As long as he hasn't left a turd at the base, his rubbish or introduced a group of under 10's to the the words F**K and Scheisser he's doing a better job than most.
In reply to augustus trout: Well said. I have no idea what it feels like to climb something this hard but I would imagine the tick marks are helpful and he probably cleaned them off after anyway. Far better a tick mark that washes off in the rain that another self-righteous plodder thrutching up already tired VS’s with dirty shoes polishing the holds, falling repeatedly and ruining the rock in the process. i.e. Bowden Doors which is looking more worn out than Goldie Hawn’s face.
keu26 Sep 2011
Yes! this is what we once got all the time from The Lowdown -- some real "journalism" -- in depth, engaging, doing a service by letting us learn about an important climber who is not well known. The three-sentence reprints of Paul Robinson blog posts just aren't cutting it. I hope you can do more like this. Really nice!
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