Going to Spain in october and finding your usual climbing friends should be routine by now. But things rarely turn out the way you might have thought. I finally didn't get in touch with any of the usual bunch (or they where out of town). So what do you do? -Like I used to in the old days when I would hitch alone around France and Spain: you just turn up at the crag and make new friends. Exept the comfort of a rental car makes things a bit less stressful. And it worked instantly! I teamed up with the french team of Eric and Greg and of we went. I was supposed to go to Spain to climb routes but one day also found myself bouldering in France. Just go with the flow as someone once said...

sending a "short" and resistante 8c in Margalef. youve got to love those 2-finger pockets! and merci Greg for saving the day!

after Eric's wild 30th birthday party I suddenly found myself bouldering in Targassone in France -world class!

one route thats been on my mind for a while: "Esclatamaster", 9a, in Perles. I finally got to try it and I'll soon be back for you sucker! It's THE line: 40 meters of all styles: tufas, pockets and the crimpy final (crux) headwall -the state of the art.

with my partners in crime at the hotspring near Targassone: Eric, Nina (guest star) and Greg. Mind its about freezing temps and snow in the air...