ooh, I’ve been slack.

ooh, I’ve been slack.

I’ve been very slack in posting on here. Bad me! Must start doing this again. Anyway, how is it going? I’ve been still solidly going to the training sessions on Wednesday nights and I seem to be progressing well. Although the sessions have been amazingly busy recently, I’ve had the chance to start going some leading and seconding on the main wall and in the second room. This is great and adds a whole new angle to the climbing stuff. You can immediately feel how much tougher it seems to be when you aren’t top roping! I’ve flashed a 5 and a 5+ leading and flashed a 6b+ while seconding which was pretty awesome 😀 Because it was so busy last week, we ended up back on the top roping routes, but this time I was half looking after a newbie which was interesting. Meant we had to think about the routes we were choosing and provide a lot of support. I tried to climb what was down as a 6b+ on a straight wall and found it probably the hardest route I’ve ever attempted. I’ve no idea why, although it was probably just the hold quality. I will keep at that one!!! My bouldering has come on massively from a lot of practice. I finally completed a 6a route on the main bouldering wall which felt great and was starting to make good progress on a whole set of other tougher routes but when I got in last Wednesday saw that they’d started to take them all down and reset them. Doh! Yesterday I was taken to the worlds largest dedicated bouldering centre, which has “Over 1000m3 of climbing surface”. Amazing. I was climbing for nearly 4 hours and today I’m knackered! I’ll definitely try and go there every weekend. I worked a little too hard and shredded my hand though. Doh! Injuries do seem to be par for the course however 😀

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