Long time, no see!
I know that it’s been a while since I last wrote on here, but I have been up to my ears in school, climbing, and regular life; but all’s well, and I am extremely stoked. Over the past week or so, I sent my first three outdoor v7’s. (Doomed to Obscurity, Colt-45, and Pinchin’ the Loaf) All in relatively quick fashion.
The longest I spent on one was about 1.5-2 hours over several days. I am finally beginning to feel almost as solid on rock as I am on plastic. I believe that because I have done my three hardest problems so close together in time, that I can continue this momentum and send some more projects soon!
On November 10th, I competed in a competition in Brevard, NC. It was an extremely exciting and fun competition. I was really excited to get to climb at this gym with some really strong climbers. There was only one other Male Junior there, but I managed to place first in that category, and 3rd over all (After Ryan Scurfield and Travis Gray) This was one of the most fun competitions that I have attended.
The following weekend, November 17th, I went to my final local level ABS competition for the season*. It was at the Triangle Rock Club, in Morrisville, NC. Of all the gyms I have been to, this is my favourite. However, this was not my best competition. I was not in the game all the way mentally, but I still placed 2nd in Male Junior, and about 7th overall. The climbers at this event were all extremely talented and the overall atmosphere was positive and supportive.
This past Sunday, I went back to TRC for a 1-on-1 coaching session. This may have been the most I have learned about climbing in a single day. I have my list of things to work on before Regionals on Saturday and Sunday, I am going into this with the lofty expectation of coming out with a win.
Thanks for reading!
*Link for a highlight video http://youtu.be/SZ1NKGuiTPo?hd=1