Nun hat er es aus Zeitmangel nicht geschafft sein große Ziel, das Alexander Megos‘ Testpiece Fight Club (9b), erfolgreich zu durchsteigen. Erst war die Route zu naß, dann konzentrierte es sich auf andere Routen, wobei ihm vor allem seine eigene Toproute „Disbelief“ 9b alles abverlangte. Bei seiner Rückkehr war die Route zwar trocken, aber Adam schaffte es dennoch nicht die Route am Raven’s Crag erfolgreich zu durchsteigen. Vielleicht kehrt er ja zurück, zumal er ja auch eine Verlängerung von „Fight Club“ im Auge hat.

Adam dazu: „One of the biggest goals I had for this trip was Alexander Megos testpiece Fight Club 5.15b (9b). I had been training hard for this trip and this route. Then I came here and I found the route wet. I was waiting for the route to be perfectly dry because I wanted to test myself in getting it done in as few days as possible. In the meantime, I was climbing on different routes but most of them were bouldery and not really a style of Fight club at all.

It was completely dry one week before the departure back to Europe. I tried it for 2 days but could not do it. In the meantime, I still had another project I wanted to finish off. It was a huge dilemma but in the end, I gave a priority to Acephale crag, and Disbelief 9b was born.

Going back to Fight Club at Raven’s Crag today as day 3 on the line, I was full of hope. But I went away empty-handed. But it is a line that is amazing and worth returning for, one day. On the top of that, a possible extension could make it a sure 9b+!“


Fotos: (c) Brett Lowell