Thursday, November 26, 2009

Taking a rest week

I've alway found it hard to take a rest from climbing even when I know it is needed. The thought of lossing progress and strength drives me back to the gym. However, today I'm starting a one week break. My fingers need to heal.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Boulder development

With the warm weather we hit up some boulders north-east of Wakefield on Wednesday. It was humbling to say the least. The area is still under development with lots of work to be done. A number of the problems we did required us to cut shrubs and create landings by moving stones.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A measure of progress

Back in September, when the weather turned crappy for three straight weeks, I took advantage of Coyotes' discounted year memberships. Since September 30th I have been 15 times (see Coyote count). At first, I thought bouldering was not for me but after making noticeable gains, it is now clear that bouldering overhanging routes is the way to get strong. Also, if you are not falling off a route then it should be moved to your warm-up routine. That is, work on routes that are hard for you. No pain, no gain.