Can you tell me about rock climbing ?
Taking today off. Two days back to back that began with yoga, moved to riding, and ended with 2 hours of climbing.
I ripped a nasty flapper on Tuesday and another nasty little one yesterday.
I’m glad to be back :)
Spending the next two weeks or so carefully reconditioning on the traverse and the “hold circuits” … no route climbing, as hard as that is to avoid. My goal: more than 60 days climbing without injury.
My shoulder feels brand new and aside from my “soft” skin which is irritating the hell out of me and my lack of finger strength, I think this workout regime will really pay off. I’m going to drop 10 lbs or so to try and keep extra stress of the old injury.
Let’s get back up to V4 and start working on sport routes again !!
From the 127 Hours soundtrack. Perfect for pre-adventuring in the afternoon.
I can tell a climbing video is good when it makes my hands sweat.
Trebuchet 14b, New River Gorge;Keller Rinaudo is the climber
Awesome looking climb makes me want to hop on some routes!
Oh and did I mention there’s an awesome victory whipper at the end!
Tomorrow will be one week since I’ve been on the wall.
Between memberships, I’ve opted to take some time off not only to allow my muscles a well-deserved break from the 4-5 day stretches of intense training but also to try to repair the damage I’ve (re)done to my poor shoulder.
Rotator cuffs are seriously a bitch to repair and keep repaired when you play as hard as I do…
I’ll be hanging out with a sports massage therapist this week to get some PT done in hopes that I can start working roof-y problems again soon.
BUT Tuesday I’m heading back to the gym to work off some climbing angst and get ready for some more outdoor climbing :)
Benefits of climbing at Stoneworks Rock Gym:
a) it’s always like 100* inside meaning that you pretty much undergo a full body detox by the time you finish the 200 move traverse.
b) the 200 move traverse — it’s baller and it helps build incredible endurance over a series of ever-changing holds and moves.
c) everyone there is awesome.
d) no ratings on ANYTHING means that I’ll try just about any route … at least twice.
Downside of climbing at Stoneworks Rock Gym:
a) no ratings on ANYTHING means that I have no benchmarks — I literally have no idea what level I’m bouldering at or TRing at …
b) you have to have your own rope to sport climb — I need to get on that STAT so I can start being a badass again.
c) the hangboard is in a VERY inconvenient location …
That aside, hilariously enough, an older man that I met LAST summer while climbing here was in the gym last night (along with everyone and their mother OMG it was SO busy!!!) and he basically looked at me after I flashed a few fairly difficult bouldering problems and said, “you’re climbing strong” to which I replied “yeah, I’ve got a weird technique for a girl…” and he came back with “that’s because you’re really strong.”
Haha … I think that was a compliment …
if only I would stop chickening out before the finish hold on the high ball problems now …
Also, worried about bulking up muscle-wise. It’s difficult enough bouldering as a girl without starting to LOOK like I boulder … this could become a gigantic problem …