Mind Matter FA (7B ?!)
Happy about this one!! 💥About two weeks ago I found some time to finish this project. It took @philip and me a couple of sessions to brush this line and find a way up! Thanks a lot for the good sessions at this block and looking forward to much more experiences like this dude! 🤙🏼 Thanks for the scary spot @romyfux 😘 Happy that my hand didn’t slip at the end...
There’s no really hard move in the boulder except the little mantle at the end with a sketchy right hand and a shitty dropzone (—> Mind Matter :D)
It’s located close to Bad Schandau.
Stay healthy!! Cheers Till •
0 88 minutes ago
Great post from one of the climbers that we coach!
This is probably one of my favourite pictures. The result of sandro.g.h telling me my first cheese joke...
In reality, that particular day was really hard. I hadn't slept for a week, other life events meant I was under a LOT of stress.
It's really easy to put on a front, to pretend everything is OK all of the time. But I wanna say it's OK to feel a bit sad, to find things hard, to cry and to want to give up. It doesn't mean you are weak, hopeless or pathetic.
It is real strength to be open, vulnerable and honest.
We aren't designed to be solid, cold hard rocks.
When I feel sad, I think about all the things I have, all the things I'm grateful for, all the amazing people that love me and I love, and all the things I'm excited to do.
Because the sad times always pass ❤️ #love#life#strength#strong#joy#hope#girlsthatclimb#friends#gratitude montaneofficial jurassicclimbing ( #📷 @graciesheppy )
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1 58 minutes ago
Until a couple of weeks ago, this would have been one of the usual perches of Paul. He's currently staying home, building a mini version of Yonder. Be like Paul (staying home, you don't have to build a wall unless you want to).
Who knows where in Yonder Paulis though?
Thanks again to @andydonohoephoto for documenting Yonder from it's birth. Still got some more great photos to come so stay tuned.
Weeks go by working online and basically just going out for grocery shopping. Also taking weekly groceries to my eldery parents. As Finnish government is not restricting healthy people going outside have been hiking my local woods early on weekend mornings to get fresh air and relax. Usually bring my climbing shoes with me and if I find some remote untouched boulder will check it out. #bouldering
Taken earlier this year in Spain. It was a bit of a funny trip as we all ended up with the flu at one point or another whilst away. We did get some cool climbing in, there was just lots of lying down between routes.
Early this year I spend a few days in Font with my girls... the weather was tricky but we ended up having some very good days at the end and climbing with nice friends @norakiraly and @tibor_varga
Font always delivers... can’t wait for the next time I. This happy place, in better times, and with the same great good company!
Travaux Forcés, Fontainebleau 🇫🇷 .
. @frictionlabs @lookingforwildofficial @caspers_climbing_shop
A classic 7A from Brătilești boulders back when #quarantine was just a few days onwards. Glad I had the chance to tick this just in time to drive back home.
For me ... I'll wait for autumn to come back probably.
A final throwback for the week, reckon this must have been the winter of 2008/9.
Reaching the belay on Jubilee climb on Clogwyn Du'r Arddu after climbing through easily the worst spin drift I've ever experienced. The day took a different turn after we bailed due to the conditions and got involved in a mountain rescue on the walk out. Definitely a day that sticks in my memory. 📸@tomripleyguiding
It's very likely that we have to adapt our goals - or at least the time-frame of our goals - due to the current crisis. Of course, it's upsetting that competitions are cancelled or that we can't go outside now when there are perfect conditions for sending our project. None knows when there will be competitions again, when we're allowed to climb outside again or generally, when our lives are back to normal again. This whole uncertainty often leads to us experiencing uncomfortable emotions such as anxiety, insecurity, anger, frustration or something similar.
Here are some ideas of what might be helpful:
1) Think of your long-term goals. What's your vision? What drives you to keep going and to train during this period?
2) Adapt your goals realistically for the "time after". You can't guarantee nor expect to start exactly where you stopped before the lockdown. Unlink your expectations from your goals. Ask yourself: what realistic right now? What's the best you can do?
3) Set yourself intermediate goals for this period, maybe even for every training session if you find it hard to motivate yourself. What do you want to achieve today?
4) And last but not least, try to "get back to the roots". Why do you climb? If you find that intermediate goals or the fear of what's awaiting you afterwards is rather paralyzing you, it might help to set yourself so-called process goals instead. So instead of focusing on the outcome, focus on the process: how do you want to do this exercise? How do you want to get through this period? How do you want to keep training. One answer could be: "trying your best you can" 😊
Chi l’avrebbe mai detto che quella sera saltasse fuori una piccola avventura.
Arrivati in Verdon per il photoshooting con @outdoorstudio.it per @crazy_theoriginal , avevamo ancora un po’ di tempo a disposizione per fare qualche scatto.
Decidiamo di farli sul tiro Papy on sight.
Un tiro con una certa storia che penso tutti gli scalatori conoscano.
Ci caliamo nelle profonde gole, che ogni volta infondono sempre un po’ di soggezione.
Parto per affrontare questo magnifico tiro, la roccia è perfetta.
A poco più di metà tiro arriva un improvviso temporale che in pochi minuti bagna completamente la parete, rendendo impossibile la scalata.
A quel punto l’unico modo è farsi calare una corda fissa che @onghiclimb cala dall’alto e risalirla fino alla fine della parete.
Finalmente arrivato in cima recupero la corda e metto in sicura Alice.
Nel frattempo il temporale diventa sempre più forte e incombe sopra le nostre teste.
Per fortuna riusciamo ad arrivare al furgone con i vestiti bagnati fradici.
Rimane comunque una grande delusione per non essere riuscito a scalare il tiro come avrei voluto.
Sarà per la prossima volta.
J-19 comme un dimanche🧸, on est samedimanche je crois que je commence à m’habituer et même à avoir ma petite routine: réveil, petit dej, révisions, déjeuner, lecture, bronzette, sport, dîner, jeux de sociétés, netflix, dodo, repeat 📸 @theo.cartier.toc
3 2942 hours ago
With all this stay at home it makes me want to be isolated up on the mountains. ——————— This is probualy one of my l favourite shots from my most recent trip to wales just before this mayhem all happened. #pmphotoassignments
For all the bad crimpers out there suffering from rock disorder, the Boulder Plague Doctor brings your Rockihuana #cbd weed dose. Relieves anxiety about wanting to rock climbing and make you feel like sending your projects.
Para todos los #badcrimpers que sufren el mono de escalar, the boulder plague doctor te ofrece su dosis de Rockihuana #cbd . Alivia la ansiedad de querer escalar rocas y te hace sentir como si encadenaras tus proyectos.
If you had to describe trad climbing in one word, what would it be? 🕶 @we_are_sungod
Photo: Stefano De Boni
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35 1,11817 hours ago
In Feburary @devinfin hmu for some 'let's get back into shape' creek climbing. I said ahh I've been sick a lot this winter and my ankle is still messed up but.. I can do easy stuff.. let's go. So we did and devin walked us over to a classic blue collar OW grovel that never gets done. He's like you think you can onsight? I said 'sure, probaby' and embarked on a horrible drawn out grovel. He's "like get to the horizontal! It's a jug!" It wasn't a jug. It was the crux. 🤦♀️ I sent but fudge, I was destroyed.
Feeling appreciative for partners that safely sand bag you into becoming a better climber.. and take you to neglected classics. It's always an adventure with the crew.
My professional climbing career began when this shot @andy_mann took of me landed on the cover of Rock and Ice magazine. I thought I was living the dream when sponsors reached out after the issue hit shelves, and got fully on board with the idea of being a pro climber. But it wasn’t all it was chalked up (pun intended) to be. After about a year, I came to realize that I wasn’t waking up excited to do my “job”. I didn’t care about grades and competition the way I was supposed to, and felt like a constant failure and imposter. As much as it made other people think I was badass, or cool, or had the dream gig, being a pro climber just wasn’t making me happy.
At the time, I was also going to school for astrophysics and evolutionary biology. And as much as I love those subjects, I couldn’t imagine any career involving them that I would enjoy. What I really wanted was to be an artist. But that was ridiculous, right? I actually felt guilty and embarrassed wanting it, but at the same time I had this burning desire to prove that I could work my butt off and actually be successful. So finally I did what I think not many were expecting; I quit the pro climbing scene and dropped out of college to pursue a career as an artist.
Needless to say, my mom, though extremely supportive, was more than a little concerned. Skip ahead about two years, past many panic attacks, late nights, and a TON of learning, and here I am.
My point is not that I struggled and overcame and yada yada. My point is that I was doing something that made me look cool, but I was unhappy, so I quit. And now I’m doing something that makes me extremely happy and is very fulfilling, and I could give a damn what people think about it or how it makes me look. Worth it? Hell friggin yes. Your life is YOUR life, and no one else’s. If you don’t wake up every day excited for whatever it is that you do, maybe it’s time for a change. And if you’re contemplating a change, other people’s opinions should not even come into play. What matters is what brings you joy, what makes you feel empowered and fulfilled, what makes your life uniquely YOURS. You only have one life. Don’t waste it living to appease others.