Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Drytooling at Römersteinbruch St. Margarethen

Römersteinbruch St. Margarethen is an old quarry, close to Eisenstadt and about 50 km from Mödling. The quarry is turned into an arena for concerts, opera and now also for drytooling! Unfortunately the place is on private ground, and usually closed from entry. However, the local climbing club has limited access to the place.

Römersteinbruch St. Margarethen

Steep sandstone

Me on an M7

My light & fast -solution

 The rock was very soft and I was a bit curious if the bolts will hold. Florian took a whipper... so apparently they hold.

 There was some natural holds, but also a lot of drilled ones

It was a bit strange climbing, but good training for sure

Michael and a technical dihedral

Andreas had a biking accident in October and has been aside from climbing since then. Clearly this doesn't slow him down anymore, he climbed everything at the quarry. 

Culture act of the day, a craft beer festival

Too many hipsters at the same place

Some yellow beer

Some red beer