Sunday, February 14, 2010

It's The Falling That I Don't Like

It's been exactly seven days since I stepped into Upper Limits. Finally, my jones was fulfilled -- for now.

Remember that 5.8b route, And You're Ready Now?, that I tried to tackle so many times and finally was able to ascend? Well, it's gone now -- a bouldering competition casualty. I was straight up looking forward to ascending that route more smoothly.

Guess that's just a little life lesson about being prepared for change.

I did try a new 5.8 route, A Savage Salvage Project, and it was a tad bit, as indicated, savage. I didn't think that I would be able to make it to the top but I called for a take mid-way and I was able to get up the rest of the route.

I also tried a bouldering route even though I'm not that fond of bouldering since I unexpectedly fell off the wall once. I think it was helpful that I wasn't expecting the fall because I was more relaxed. Plus, the floor is rubbery. Still, I can see how a person could injure themselves. The bottom line is that I probably should not do a whole lot of climbing without a belay system.

While I'm not enthusiastic about bouldering, here's one young lady that loves it. This video is pretty cute.

And, oh yeah, just in case I didn't say it, it's the falling that I don't like when it comes to bouldering.


  1. Oh my goodness! I can see where that wouldn't be my favorite way of falling - yikes!

  2. Diane,

    Yup. Even though there are crash pads below, you're still crashing and I would be upset with myself if I suffered an injury while bouldering.

  3. your passion for rock climbing is so awesome. I admire you. :)

  4. Yum Yucky,

    Thanks. ;) It's definitely a bonus to enjoy what you're doing while benefiting your body.

  5. I second what Yum said. I could never rock climb. I mean, I'm sure I could, but I don't know if my knees would stop shaking long enough to make it any great distance. You are a ballsy lady. :)

    What's up with that fencing photo to the side? ---->

    Is that you fencing? Fencing is AWESOME. Most fun sport ever.

  6. Hey Farty Girl,

    I'm sure you would be able to climb. Once you start your ascent, your focus completely changes.

    The fencer is Olympian Laura Flessel -- on the wall for inspiration and the expression of joy and fierceness.

    I am considering taking fencing classes though. I heard it's great for toning the glutes. ;)