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Daniel Jung sends La Rambla

Wednesday, Septembre 7, 2016
After coming agonizingly close to sending La Rambla (9a+ / 5.15a) last year, Black Diamond Athlete Daniel Jung returns for another attempt.

I'm back in Siegen after a good time in Siurana. I'm glad to be taking La Rambla sending experience home with me. I tried it last year and I wasn't lucky. This time it went better.

It was a big challenge for me, to get the endurance and to be patient. I don't like giving up when I know I can do something, but I needed to be very patient. Each time when I felt close and thought I would do it soon, something kept me from having good tries. Normally it's like that at least one or two times when I try something hard, but on La Rambla it was a bit crazy.

I cut my skin many times, and with taped fingers I couldn't fit into some holds and wasn't able to do my crux move. Sometimes my finger was swollen so I couldn't enter the crack in the beginning. I slipped from humid holds several times.

Then it rained, and the top stayed wet for several days. I usually like wind and low temperatures, but some days were extremely windy and cold. Luckily during this trip there was only one warm day, because last year it was a way too hot. I also ran out of climbing shoes, so I had to get some new ones… never happened before :-)


All that made it very exciting! It was a lot of fun climbing on it as well as having a good time with good people. Thanks to everyone!

Now I go to finish another exciting project: Jung's Boulderhalle, the bouldering gym my brother Markus and I will open soon in Siegen :)

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Daniel Jung