Thursday, May 31, 2012

Bouldering mind games

Me at last year’s SSF Semis
Photo: Dennis Barnes
Bouldering is funny. My train of thought for the past few days went like this:

Day 1
Apparently I do not know how to climb. I thought I was a decent intermediate climber, but this is not the case.

Day 2 
I am weak, weak, weak.

Rest day 
Do real climbers have to take rest days? I am weak.

Day 4 
First 3/4 of session, mostly thrashing. The rest day was useless. I officially suck. 

I ask Jonny how much longer the problem is going to be up.
“We’re taking it down tomorrow.”
Half an hour remains. Four attempts later, as the clock winds down: send