Unsusual, but nevertheless possible; ice climbing below sea level. In the little town Bodegraven Thomas Knoope biuld a cunning construction on which he let water trickle down. Cooled with a set of copper pipes the water made beautiful steep ice, no less than 11 m high.
Stalagtites, a little overhang and perfect ice ("plastic") and even a barn in which to take a little shelter for the wind. For the first time I climbed leashless with the Black Diamond Fusions (thanx Tim!) World class hardware :))
I hereby thank Thomas again for his hospitality and generous way he let's everybody climb at his premises for free.
A week after I climbed there the (!) Dutch Ice Climbing Competition took place.