The last few weeks have been about recuperation and refocus. I’m more active but the diet is terrible. I have however noticed my old bouldering head coming back where I can focus and work on problems. Last night my friend found me at the wall staring blankly at a problem. It was one of those climbs where there’s so many holds it looks so easy yet none of them are good, the pockets on a flat wall would be positive but at 30 degrees become horrid, the undercut is just a little high to move into comfortably.
After about an hour I’d got it to the point where I could do the top 75% fluently and the bottom 75% fluently, to non climbers it must seem obvious therefore that I could complete it but the sheer complexity of both hand and feet movements meant that I simply didn’t have the strength to put it all together
By sheer stubbornness and a lot of encouragement from the mat I topped it. I got the huge rush of finishing the problem and a feeling I’d missed, that nagging emptiness of a project gone.
20minutes later I was sitting staring at another wall…..just how can I crank that heel a little more…