So it turns out Festivals are the perfect playing ground for all our activities...! What an amazing time we had at Earth Frequency on the weekend. Definitely felt like we were at the right place at the right time, and most importantly with the right people. This is where the magic happens. Australia you still never cease to blow our minds 🇦🇺🌏
Age is just a number. It really is. My buddy here is 41 and this is him right before he crushed his 12c project. And my other friend who was with us is 48 and climbing 12s. That’s inspiring. If you don’t know what a 12 feels like outside, just try to climb the side of your house 😂.
OUR 100th POST! In the last few months we’ve been working a lot on our training room by adding this peg board, a campus board, a systems board, 3 hang boards, yoga classes, and more! Come check out all that we’ve been working on, and tell us your favorite way to train!
This is what 41 looks like on me —
After being out-voted for where to climb, yesterday my friends and I decided to head up to the Gold Wall near Jamestown, a hush hush crag on private property. About a mile from the trailhead, we stopped for gas when I noticed snow flurries which quickly turned into snow. I look at the guys and they responded most confidently that it wouldn’t be an issue. Riiight. Good thing I brought many, many layers including my “double puff” jacket, hand warmers, beanie, fleece, and more. You see there are two things I loathe most: being cold and mosquitoes.
Surprisingly, by the time we arrived at the trailhead the sun popped out. This was the first route I’ve climbed outside in many months. I’m not exactly sure about sport climbing. I’m a trad girl. This is me looking up at the rest of the top rope torture above (11a on freezing cold rock) not feeling my fingertips.
So despite the cold and seemingly hard routes, it was great to get outside again. I know some of you enjoy my adventures so I’m trying to motivate myself to keep sharing. I go through periods when I don’t have enough in me to get beyond the day. I have to force myself to go do hard things, meet new people, get outside my comfort zone. But, I’m happy. I enjoy the light as much as the dark. The toil and suffering are part of life and I never regret it.
All about the angles. The last few weeks have been a bit frustrating. I feel like I’ve stopped progressing and in some ways even gone backwards. But then I remember that I’m climbing faster and better on the problems I know I can do, which is setting me up to be able to do those I can’t. Couple that with daily yoga and a bit of strength training and I’ll be just fine!