Happy Sunday! I wanted to share a photo from our last bouldering session with you as we are really getting back into the bouldering game! Early last week I was climbing at the Hangar in London and on Friday we visited the Project Climbing Centre in Poole.
One of the most important lessons I’ve recently learned in bouldering is, that I can learn so much more by pushing my grade. These days, I don’t feel like I need to finish every problem. Instead, I celebrate the fact that I managed a great heel hook or trusted some footholds enough to inch up the wall. I even tried my luck at a Dyno-problem but only scraped my elbow along the wall (yay for battle scars!).
What used to confuse me at the Project Climbing Centre – the lack of clear grading – is slowly starting to pay off. I’d still prefer to know the grade of a route that I have managed but it does make me think outside the box and try something new.
My current favourite routes are overhangs but I need to work a lot more on my core to be able to float in a more controlled way from hold to hold. I can see the first improvements in my Yoga though where suddenly my Chaturanga Dandasana transition to upward facing dog has become that extra little bit smooth and much more controlled. It’s quite exciting.
Other than that, it’s been a quiet week. Next week I’ve got a gear review of one of my favourite waterproofs coming up and probably at least one photo story from around Dorset. We will also be updating the Gear section with our favourite bouldering gear and as we transition into warmer weather you’ll soon find a list of our outdoor trad and sport climbing gear.
Until then, I hope y’all have a great week!