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Posted by galumph79 on 2005.04.05 at 20:26
Current Mood: busy
Hey, how are you guys faring with the new routes from the competition? I'm somewhat ashamed to admit that all the routes I'm working on are blue :0) for some reason both 2 and 3 were really tough...today i finally got 2 with no problems, and figured out the trick for 3 (with a little help)...plus I tried 10 and 12 just for fun - I can only do a couple of moves (ok one) on each but I love having a tough challenge like that to work on. I also tried the dynamo route (I didn't get a chance at the competition) and it's pretty fun (what I could do) I really think I need to add a third climbing day each week so that I can get stronger. I'm hoping to head to Vertically Inclined on Friday...school is so busy right now, but climbing just clears my head so well!

Hope you guys are doing well :0)


michika at 2005-04-06 05:19 (UTC) (Link)
Hey I was at UU today too!

I wish I could remember what the numbers are on the routes I worked on. I think over the last couple of weeks though I've manged to nail most of them anyways.
Which one is number 3?
Do you know which one the orange tape one is? I don't think that it was in the competition, but I'm just curious.

Have you been to VIRG yet?
galumph79 at 2005-04-06 13:38 (UTC) (Link)
How long have you been climbing for?
#3 is the one on the back wall, starts low in the little cave area, traverses past the door and ends in a box on the wall perpendicular to the door.
I haven't tried the orange tape one, but I think I know which route it is. I think it's above my level :-)

I've been to VIRG once before, I'm totally looking forward to going again on Friday! I love how you can boulder from the first floor up to the second.

Gotta head to school...later
michika at 2005-04-06 15:20 (UTC) (Link)
Been climbing for just over a year, it was an official year in February.

I know number 3! I've done it once, just on sight and now everytime I try afterwards I seem to think too much and can't finish it! I like that one though its pretty sweet!

The orange one is on the inverted wall about 3 feet to the left of where #3 ends, its all jugs/pocket holds, but the hand placements are iffy because your always reaching over yourself and making Xs with your arms!

I've also only been to VIRG once, I would like to go again sometime though. It reminds me alot fo the Stronghold in Calgary. I just wish VIRG wasn't so pricy for a day of climbing, especially with so many children running around like headless chickens!
as_you_wish_29 at 2005-04-07 03:01 (UTC) (Link)
so sad, I actually haven't been climbing since the comp...I did bouldering problems 1-7, but I haven't been back to do them again, I went on monday but they were closed, so I guess I will go friday. I have convinced a friend to go climb with me next wednesday, it should be fun! I will finally be able to use that high wall card!
galumph79 at 2005-04-07 03:51 (UTC) (Link)
wow! long time to go with no climbing :0( do you usually climb on Fridays? I'm almost always there in the morning (but not this week because we have to present our progress on our research project so far) Have fun on Wed!
as_you_wish_29 at 2005-04-09 04:21 (UTC) (Link)
I usually climb monday and friday at around 11:30 when I am done class, but I have been busy with school (like everyone)...unfortunalely I might end up taking a break from climbing until finals are done. :( I know I could make time for climbing, but I feel guilty about it after because I should be studying. As it turns out my friend bailed on me for wednesday, I might go on friday, but I am not sure.
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