Q, Danny, Noemi and I went for a quick after-work cragging session on Wednesday. We chose Rivella at the shore of lake Lucerne for its quick approach and place in the shade. Despite the late afternoon hour it was still scorching hot and anything south facing would have meant sunburns and suffering. We were quite an inexperienced party - for Danny it wasn't only the first time climbing outdoors, but the first time climbing in his life! As a consequence we spent some time on instructions and belay rotations were a bit cumbersome so we didn't get very much climbing done. However, this was a very good investment as I'm pretty sure we've recruited a new climber ;-)
Danny just ran up the walls on top rope so I challenged him a bit and his third climb ever was already a 5a lead. Very impressive indeed! We also struggled with the additional difficulty of having slightly too short ropes for the wall, so the belay had to scramble a bit and be very careful. Q got to climb the final lap of the day in the dark, simulating the proper alpine experience by using a head torch. An afternoon well spent.
- Sänf, 5a
- Via Bella, 5c+
- Füfer, 5c