PSYCHOBLOC WITH MATIAS PRATS IN ANTENA 3

Now that it has started to cool down in most of the peninsula, we attach a small video that we recorded this summer.

Maybe some of you had the opportunity to see it in the news from Antena 3, but for those of you who lost it, here we hang this little piece that together with Miquel Riera recorded in Mallorca (Portocolom) while Miquel taught one of the first courses in this specialty That were made and that have been so fashionable this summer.

As for the Pou, in a week we will go to Chile, a new RED BULL PSICOBLOC awaits us, after Mallorca 2008, Colombia 2010, and Brazil and Turkey 2011.

In a few days we will give you more information about this new trip!

 

Just a few days ago when we had arrived in Catalonia via Buoux, we woke up with the news of the death of Patrick Edlinger. It was Darío Rodríguez, who through an email gave us the sad news. One of the greats was leaving, as was the case with several of the most representative climbers of his generation – Gullich, Berhault, Albert, Bachar … – too young. It is life, but it is paradoxical that climbers who stood out for their bravery and their commitment in numerous ascensions alone or very exposed, lost their lives relatively young and in “more normal” circumstances. But the truth is that the result is the same: The world of climbing is left without Patrick Edlinger, without his virtuosity in the rock, without its simplicity, and without its greatness. Perhaps this simplicity is what made us never have the pleasure of meeting him in person. He was famous for his love of quiet life, so it was difficult to find him in a sector, or a climbing meeting. We have respected his way of understanding life, and we are left with the most important of his legacy, which has been no other than the enormous motivation for climbing, mountain, and nature that has spread over several generations: Eskerrik asko Patrick!

Verdón and Buoux, were two of the most emblematic places of the emergence of the sport climbing in Europe. It was the 80s, and a generation broke with the previous one, to set aside the mountains, and concentrate on the pure difficulty. Edlinger was one of its greatest exponents.

Just a few days ago when we had arrived in Catalonia via Buoux, we woke up with the news of the death of Patrick Edlinger. It was Darío Rodríguez, who through an email gave us the sad news. One of the greats was leaving, as was the case with several of the most representative climbers of his generation – Gullich, Berhault, Albert, Bachar … – too young. It is life, but it is paradoxical that climbers who stood out for their bravery and their commitment in numerous ascensions alone or very exposed, lost their lives relatively young and in “more normal” circumstances. But the truth is that the result is the same: The world of climbing is left without Patrick Edlinger, without his virtuosity in the rock, without its simplicity, and without its greatness. Perhaps this simplicity is what made us never have the pleasure of meeting him in person. He was famous for his love of quiet life, so it was difficult to find him in a sector, or a climbing meeting. We have respected his way of understanding life, and we are left with the most important of his legacy, which has been no other than the enormous motivation for climbing, mountain, and nature that has spread over several generations: Eskerrik asko Patrick!

Verdón and Buoux, were two of the most emblematic places of the emergence of the sport climbing in Europe. It was the 80s, and a generation broke with the previous one, to set aside the mountains, and concentrate on the pure difficulty. Edlinger was one of its greatest exponents.

 

By chance, this week we were climbing in Buoux. The great tracks of the 80s and 90s are still there: “Revé de Papillon” 8a, “Diagonal de Fou” 8a, “Choucas” 8a + “The Rose and the Vampire” 8b “Agincourt” 8c … And although The quality of these lines does not detract from its fame, nowadays are so polished, that if the conditions are not the right ones it is almost impossible to climb them.