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Training

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Moon Board T-Shirt Graphic Competition

Moon Board T-shirt Competition Okay now Read More...

My first 8a+ and the final hit in the Dolomites

Last fall, when I did the Swiss/Italian route on Cima Ovest leading every pitch ground up onsight, I knew it was only the beginning of something bigger. Read More...

Are you pushing it when you go training?

Flashback to 8:19 pm, March 12, 2011, the Junior Indoor Bouldering Series finals. Specifically, to Final #4 and this dreadful rose move off a nasty crimper, which I Read More...

Silver Linings

Well, it can't always be sending projects in perfect conditions I guess. But this is starting to get a bit silly. It has been the wettest winter in living memory in the Grampians and for those who are mostly restricted to the weekends, like myself, it has been more frustrating than I could have imagined. I feel like I'm back living in Sheffield, rather than Australia... I have managed to get a few things done and keep things ticking over, but since returning from Squamish, it has been 6 soaking weeks and the only days of good weather didn't really go according to plan. I have recently returned to an area discovered a few years ago to seek some new lines and with new eyes have discovered some primo problems. I have spent a fair bit of time on a rope cleaning and practicing sequences. I managed the FA's of a couple of great problems, including an awesome highball that I brushed up a couple of years ago. This went at about 7c with a heart stopping top out above just one spotter [...] Read More...

Summer hell

Summer in Split is really extreme. Heat is life threatening and in July was set a new all time record with 40 nights in a row with temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius. You dont want me to writte about how regular day looks like...  

  Well I know it is good to climb in bad conditions because it makes you a better person and your projects feel like piece of cake when good conditions arriwe but I decided to listen the voice inside me (rare situation to be honest) who adviced me to take the easy pace. So far, I was climbing mainly indoors for the last few months. Except I injured my left knee while doing some really deep heel sit-hook everything else went pretty fine. Although [...] Read More...

Repetitive Training and the Olympics

A month since touching back down in the UK and I am pleased to say it has been productive! Colorado was a complete write off for me with temperatures soaring way above averages for that time of year and my complete lack of strength and fitness left me with an empty feeling in the pit of my stomach. I had felt good climbing wise before leaving for the States, I knew I wasn't the strongest I had ever been due to niggling finger injuries leaving me unable to train my crimp strength but I felt good on plastic....note to self this doesn't reflect on how you will perform on rock in 40 degree heat! Anyway negative rant over, I came home and decided to train; my fingers seemed to be feeling good enough to entertain this idea and the English weather played it's part by providing torrential rain or hot and humid conditions that made the thought of outdoor climbing a complete waste of time. Five weeks into training and it is finally clicking, I think! I finally feel like I am returning to [...] Read More...

A way to get back in shape

Since mid june when school stopped and I had to study for the upcoming exams, I have had one primary goal besides the preparation; to get back in shape. I wanted to get back into a rhythm of training that would include every single day, so that I could quickly improve and get in shape for the summer. In the beginning it felt like I was an old, fat, lazy woman who had been forced to join the military in the believe that she was Superwoman (or in my case perhaps Katwoman.) Because I figured that if my chance of improving enough to do hard projects this summer should be realistic, I would not only have to climb a lot, but also improve my general fitness a lot. This meant doing lots of different sports besides climbing. So I started swimming in the morning and running on my non climbing days ( Read More...

Rumney!

Two Thursdays ago we (me, Jesse, and Adrienne) traveled 4 hours to this place (you may have heard of it) called Rumney. I Read More...

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