School & Climbing – Kalymnos



Recently I made this public presentation (in German) about the climbing activities at my School - CJD Elze (near Hannover, North of Germany). Included you can find a couple of pictures from Kalymnos (Fotographer: Reiner Eder © VISUAL IMPACT GmbH) where I stayed together with the swiss climbing team from Zurich on Easter. The Kalymnos pics can be started as a slide show by clicking the play button (searching for it with the cursor on the bottom of the first slide; it might take some time to load the slide show!).

More about climbing and school you can find here on this blog.

Greez Rubi :-)



Restjug Interview


Hey there,

there is a nice Interview of us on Restjug. It´s about our climbs in Spain last winter as well as about our relationship as brothers and our plans for the future.

Enjoy reading ;)

Greez Ruben


10 days in Kjugekull in Southern Sweden

Ruben in "Alla vill till himmelen, men ingen vill dö" (fb 8A) - (c) Bernhard Viehweger

Ruben in “Alla vill till himmelen, men ingen vill dö” (fb 8A) – (c) Bernhard Viehweger

From April, 1st until 10th we were in Kjugekull for bouldering on its terrific granite. It is a well-known and one of the best boulder areas in Sweden and we have to say that we really enjoyed the time we stayed there. Not just the climbing and nature surrounding Kjugekull but also the people we met, the language, the food and all the other little things we discovered on our short trip turned out to be a memorable adventure. The only matter we were a little bit annoyed at was the weather: During the 10 days we had to pause extra 2 days because it was raining. Finally, it was the least evil though. Weiterlesen

Rock climbing weekend with the Northern German Rock Climbing Team

Hey guys,

as of late I’m a new member of the Northern German Rock Climbing Team. On the first weekend of March this year we were training together at the Pferdestall and Heulboje in Steinberg and Holzen/Luerdissen near Hannover. Thanks to Christian Buchards who wrote an article (in German) about the meeting and thanks to the whole team for a funny climbing and successful excursion on two sunny and enjoyable days.

Best regards & more news to come soon

David ;-)

9a’s in Catalonia

Ruben is trying “A Muerte” (9a) in Siurana after his send of “Era Vella” in Margalef – Pic by David Firnenburg

With a grand pleasure we have to inform You about two 9a routes we’ve completed during the last two weeks in Catalonia. Ruben is back in Hanover now and David still there. Here are some short comments about our ascents: Weiterlesen

Fontainebleau is amazing

One highlight of this trip! Flashed "Tigre te dragon" (fb 8A) in Rocher Greau

One highlight of this trip! Flashed “Tigre te dragon” (fb 8A) in Rocher Greau – Pic by Lena Herrmann

Currently I’m in Fontainebleau for bouldering on one of the best rock in Europe. My good friend and strong climber Lena Herrmann is accompanying me and it makes a lot of fun projecting and sending the boulder problems with her. This should be just a very short post so there will be more news to come. We will stay here until the beginning of December, then we are off to Catalunya. Life is good. I’m happy and enjoying the stay here.

All the best from my side and cheers

David ;-)

Beal is our new hardware sponsor

It is a great pleasure for us to welcome Beal as  our new Sponsor who equips us with climbing hardware reaching from climbing ropes and quickdraws over harnesses and slings to chalk and much more. We really appreciate this support which offers a safe stay and high-tech material for sport climbing. We are very happy to work together with Beal!

Two days and one week in Frankenjura

David in "Hänsel ohne Gretel" (8b), Holzgauerwand - Pic by Ruben Firnenburg

David in “Hänsel ohne Gretel” (8b), Holzgauerwand/Frankenjura – Pic by Ruben Firnenburg

After the European Youth Boulder Cup in Laval Ruben and I spent one week in the Frankenjura for rock climbing. But to be honest, the weather was mainly crap. Only on Friday and Saturday the sun came out and the rock was more or less dry which made it possible to send hard routes.

Ruben’s fall vacations already began on October 3rd so that we met with Lena Herrmann in Frankenjura for two days before she and David had to fly to Laval. Weiterlesen

European Youth Boulder Cup in Laval (FRA)

In the third final problem - Pic by C. Loury

In the third final problem – Pic by C. Loury

After a seesaw with our federation, if we can compete or not, Lena Herrmann and I finally got the chance to start at this year’s last European Youth Boulder Cup in Laval (FRA). Consequently the German Lead Cup in Würzburg wasn’t my last competition this year after all. The message that we are allowed to participate was surprising. Lena and I were driving on the high-way in direction to Frankenjura to spend some days on the rock. Particularly she was overjoyed to hear that. For her it was the last opportunity to perform well in her last year to compete in a youth category ever. That meant that we had to reorganize our plans a bit. Weiterlesen