Sunday, March 07, 2010

back to dayton: progress

I went back out to Dayton today to do some climbing.

I worked on HSR.... and theres really one word to say:


this climb is at my limit. I am beginning to accept that it is going to take more than 2 days to send! I have to get out of the mindset of sending hard climbs the first few days out there... because if it is truly hard for me and at my limit, it will take longer than that.

I learn so much everytime I climb. On this particular problem, each day is a huge progression from the last. Today I did all the moves with more flow and fell going for the last hard move quite a few times. I am there. I know I can do it.

The one thing that was not helping was my fingers.

Next time I need to have fresh fingers, evolv talons on both feet (my fav shoe!), properly warmed up, and as always a positive attitude.

I am starting to get obsessed with this climb. In fact, i dreamed about it last night. I can't stop thinking about it!!!!!

Tomorrow I am going to Florida to visit my raw vegan friends in Jacksonville. It will be a good few days rest and then i'll get back out and get a little more progress in!

Today was one of the most beautiful days i've ever seen. PERFECT weather. Beautiful atmosphere. And of course my lovely encouraging boyfriend:


Marc Germani said...

that's the most beautiful thing in climbing. Progression :)

Connie said...

Can't wait to see you guys tomorrow. I'll have lots of fresh OJ to get those fingers healed up. :)

Love & Sunshine!

Caleb said...

Wow, that is dedication. I've never had the patience to project a climb. I usually climb right at my limit, which could explain why it takes me so long to progress. I also do more trad these days, so I'm more accustomed to onsighting everything I do (at least that is the goal).

Caleb said...

Hey, I just saw photos of you on! Sweet!

Caleb said...

Opps, I meant Urban Climber.

badash said...

hey thanks for the heads up, caleb!