And “our” forecast was the only one that was right, we had excellent conditions. Excellent for climbing that is, as it wasn’t as freezing as in Cologne two years ago, but nor really cosy either. Not everyone had the strength to believe in the weather and so a couple of strong contenders were missing. Those guys were missing out on a grand day of climbing in and around Essen.
Below: Udo Neumann and Daniel Pohl location scouting for the buildering WC in the Ruhrpott
At the end everybody involved won. We all had a great day of climbing together, Christian Benk defended his title, the area has some new five star problems now and Daniel Pohl and Udo Neumann, who scoped out the locations, the satisfaction of organizing an a unique “situationist” event in the urban wilderness of the Puhrpott.