For the past couple of weeks I've been switching gears on the climbing front. Its been about a year and a half since I've put serious time into rope climbing, but recently I've been working my way back into it.
This year I decided to go a little bit different route with my climbing than I usually do. I usually like to spend my winters bouldering in order to get strong for route climbing season in the spring, summer, and fall. This past year, however, I decided that I wanted to spend the majority of my time bouldering in order to work my weaknesses with hopes that it would ultimately help my route climbing. Rope climbing has always been my forte and endurance is usually fairly easy to obtain, at least when compared to power. I started sport climbing again at Stone Summit last week and I definitely have a long way to go to get back to where I used to be. I basically have no ability to recover on holds in relatively steep terrain at the moment but I can slowly feel it coming back. I'm excited to apply the bouldering strength I've developed to routes in the near future and can't wait to get back to the Red.
I'm heading to Colorado next Wednesday for 10 days to boulder on the Front Range and am pretty psyched about it. I haven't had the chance to check out any of CO's bouldering so I'm definitely looking forward to it. I'm hoping that the weather at the Red won't be outrageously warm when I get back and if everything works out I'm hoping to make it up there a couple of times before the summer heat and humidity sets in.