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Bouldering!

Bouldering!

Popped over to the wall today on my own to do some bouldering. I’m still miles behind in my bouldering skills. It’s definiately a technique thing. Still, I managed to the to blue 5b route I was working on last time. Only managed it once, but I did it. Ended up falling from the top once I’d completed it, but with a big grin on my face. I can feel my control improving. I’m flailing and barndooring a lot less…

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Ooops. Missed one.

Ooops. Missed one.

I missed an update! Last week I went with a friend from work who has a lot more experience than I. It was the usual mix of difficulties, but centring around a set of climbs I hadn’t done before. I didn’t do as well as I usually do, but learnt some stuff, including some terms such as flagging. My friend, who does a lot more bouldering than I have, was demonstrating how when bouldering I should be twisting and moving…

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Sundays…

Sundays…

Bit of a warm day today. Started on the bouldering wall to still no more progress. It’s getting a little frustrating. I think I need some help 😀 Still, went onto the main wall and completed a 6a, features only climb I couldn’t do last time. Was pretty easy this time too! Then completed a 6a+, half of the ungraded 6b+, and nearly did the 6c from last week but crapped out at the end due to being too tired…

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Improvements.

Improvements.

I’m definitely getting better. Did a 5+ without breaking a sweat. Climbed a 6a without complaint, a 6b+ with some shouted up assistance and _almost_ did a 6c. I was just too tired to do one of the big reaches. My current problem is hold blindness. I seem to not see so many holds which would make life a lot easier. Still.. keep on trying…

Sundays!

Sundays!

Made it with a partner this weekend! We climbed a wall with a nice slope on a bunch of 5+ routes. The holds were tougher than expected, probably because you’ve got a nice angle to climb against. Some of them required a good number of smears to get up them! Still, they weren’t that tough looking back, just were surprising. We then tryed the small white with blue tags route on the slope, which was a 6c. Ow. After about…

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Wednesday Fun.

Wednesday Fun.

Same as usual, down to the lesson. However, I left my wallet at work! Luckily I only work about 10minutes walk away from the wall so I got there and back to pick it up with enough time to join the lesson. It was me and two newbie girls this time. I helped out the belayer by holding on the the rope past them to give them support while they climbed. It’s interesting to see how you can so easily…

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Tonight….

Tonight….

Missed last week due to unfortunate family goings on. Didn’t really have my head in the right place to get my act together to go on Sunday either. Today was good. Just me and one other person at the training session. Meant we both got some quality time with the instructor. Did an ungraded course, which the instructor thought was a 6b+. Fell off half way, but got back on and ~almost~ managed to complete it. It involved having to…

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Last night.

Last night.

The normal Wednesday night climbing tuition. Just me and one other guy with the instructor which meant there was no standing around at all. Started easily and did a mix of climbs. The most difficult ones were 6a’s (down a bit from the last session with it’s 6c’s!). I completed one of them, but couldn’t finish the last move on a features only climb. I’ll get it next time I think. Finished up by trying to do some of the…

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Bouldering

Bouldering

I was without a partner today, so instead I went bouldering at the local indoor wall. Warmed up on their traverse wall for a while. Managed the two easy ‘traverses’ on one side and almost did the harder one (which I think is a 5c?). I could do it all but one move on it. I shall ask for advise on Wednesday if we are on there. Then went in and did the usual 2-3 bouldering climbs I can manage…

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Sore hands!

Sore hands!

I’ve just got back from my teaching session. Today I climbed for about 3 hours with other 2 guys and never made it to the top of the wall. I also fell off 8 times in total… My instructor had decided to push me pretty hard so had me on 6b+ and 6c climbs all night (which, being as I’ve had about 8 lessons, is pretty hard for me!). The furthest I managed up the wall was actually on the…

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