Wow, this weekend was a total blast!
After school on friday I headed to Chattanooga. We hung out and went to Rock Creek (an outdoor store) to see a climbing movie/presentation. After that, we headed over to a party at a rock climbing gym that will be opening soon. IT IS TOTALLY COOL! The bouldering has SO MUCH POTENTIAL! There are so many angles... check out these pics!
Triple Crown is a series of 3 bouldering competitions. The first one is in North Carolina; The second is in Alabama and the third is in Chattanooga. This was the last comp of the series, Little Rock City in chattanooga. I was PSYCHED:
The next day we woke up bright and early. It was the day! I had been looking forward to that day for a year! We ate breakfast at greenlife, the health food store. I ate a couple oranges, 4 clementines and a grapefruit. Mmmmmm.
Around 8:30 all of the climbers started filling up the buses and we drove to Little Rock City, a boulder field in soddy daisy, TN, which is right next to Chattanooga. The boulder field is in the woods right next to a high-class golf course. It is beautiful there!
I had a fantastic day climbing! It was the best day I've ever had. It's pretty hard when you only have a certain amount of time to complete 10 of your hardest climbs in!!!
Since Chattanooga is the place where I climb the MOST, I knew many of the climbs very well. I had a whole list of problems to do and I was ready!
Not long into the day, it started SNOWING! It was so amazing and so beautiful! I was in SUCH a good mood and it made me SO happy!
After I had 5 of my hardest climbs finished, a few of my fingers started bleeding. It only went downhill from there. I had 5 more to go!!! I went to this one climb that was SOAKING wet.... but it was on my circuit so i HAD to do it. If you fall on it, you will hit the boulder behind you.... but I trusted myself and hopped on it. I got to near the top and I was really sketched out. I thought I was going to fall. I kept thinking abotu what would happen if i were to give up... so I stayed strong and pulled through! IT WAS SKETCHY!!!!!
More and more fingers started bleeding throughout the day... it was my tips being totally shredded from climbing so much! I had 8 fingers bleeding at the end of the day!!! I still climbed and BARELY got 10 climbs in. Near the end of the day, I was SO PHYSICALLY EXHAUSTED that i was falling on some really easy climbs! This really proved to myself that I climbed until failure and tried my absolute hardest. I was very happy with my performance!
After climbing, we headed back and ate dinner. I ate dates and macadamia nuts - I put the macadamia nut inside the date, OMG - MMmmmmm!
After dinner we headed to the awards ceremony at Coolidge Park. I had to stay in the Evolv tent and help get people interested and psyched on evolv shoes!!!
I did really well and I was really excited!
I placed 2nd in advance and 2nd at overall triple crown!
And guess what? I was only one climb away from getting first! So that means I really did perform well!!! =) =) =)