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.