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Red Mist

It can be really draining trying a problem over and over. And trying a single move for days on end can seem like a complete waste of time, particularly if you have the attention span of a goldfish, like me. Now, what was I saying? Oh yeah...I spied this beautiful prow about four months ago, but didn't even wander up to have a proper look at it until a couple of weeks later. I was immediately blown away by how perfect the rock was and how difficult each individual move would be. Initially, I was only able to do three of the eleven moves, but could conceive doing all but one of them. I have done of lot of new problems this year and it has been incredible. Most of them have taken only a session or two to knock over, apart from the Taken, which due to its height proved more of an issue. But, I have lacked something really hard to throw myself at. This prow would be perfect. The crux is low to the ground, easily worked on without a spotter and it is close to home, so after work sessions Read More...

Moon Board T-Shirt Graphic Competition

Moon Board T-shirt Competition Okay now’s your chance to get both creative and on the front of a new Moon Board t-shirt! We are currently working on some new t-shirt graphics and one of the ideas we are playing with is a montage of climbers Moon Boards. There are already some nice photos of your Moon Boards on the Moon Climbing website but we would like to see if you can do even better. The winning entries will get a free t-shirt and the glory that goes with being on the front of a Moon Climbing t-shirt. If you would like to give this a go you can use any of the following methods to send us your photos.

  • Upload to the Moon Climbing Facebook page.
  • Upload to the Moon Board website.
  • Email your files via the Moon Climbing website.
We don't have any special requests we just want good photos. They could be black and white or colour and could be with or without a climber, use your imagination but nothing that's going to ofRead 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. I knew I had to keep exploring the routes in Tre Cime. The idea of trying to do three big routes in the Dolomites started to form in my head. What was growing on me was a sense that I really wanted to try and push myself on the walls of Tre Cime and in the Dolomites. An evolving process I knew that the routes I wanted to do in Tre Cime were much more demanding both mentally and physically compared to the Swiss route. In order to pull them off I would need to devote much more time to training than I usually do to get stronger. Normally I spend all winter and spring ice climbing and alpine climbing but this winter and spring of 2012 I devoted to staying in shape on rock, doing some indoor climbing as well as benefitting from excellent conditions in St Leger in February and March. The goal to do the trilRead 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’m pretty sure isn’t even intended to be a handhold. I understand exactly how you’re supposed to do the move—rose moves are the basis of American setting, after all—yet my elbow is refusing to cooperate and lock-off long enough for me to reach the next hold. Which happens to be a jug. Ugh.

 

Needless to say, I did not place very well, and ended up in a disappointing 7th. However, this one move made me reassess my entire training regimen (or lack thereof). As far as climbing is concerned, 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 during 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 trainRead 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 sRead 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 (“rest” days.) In the beginning I was really slow. I ran 10 km in 50 minutes and swam 1,250 km in 40 minutes. But as the days passed by and I continued to work really hard, I started to improRead More...

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