This site is a lot of things. It’s therapy. It’s a passion for bouldering and rock climbing. It’s a beginner’s path to enlightenment (or the light at the end of the tunnel…wait…is that a train?!?!). Mainly, it is a collection of humor, good days, bad days, probably some uglies, and my life in general as a sport climber and boulderer, with my ultimate goal being to become a true alpinist. And yes, boulderer is a word. So please enjoy!!!
http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/mountain-bikes/cross-country-mountain-bikes/marlin/marlin-6/p/28787/ I picked up my new Radioactive Red Trek Marlin 6 small-frame bike yesterday. I have yet to ride it, and need to adjust the seat, but short of that, I’m in business! I’m selling the Co-op ADV that I had gotten a couple of years ago. It’s just not working for me. Nothing wrong … Continue reading The 2021 Trek Marlin 6; my new mountain bike!
When I used to set routes, I liked to set what I would call a a reverse start. It could be standing or sitting, but you had to face backwards from the direction of the rest of the problem. For example, if the problem runs up and to the right, your legs would be kicked … Continue reading The reverse start
I’ve climbed enough this week to have a few blisters where my calluses should be and where they were when I was climbing regularly. Yippeee! Calluses are a good sign. Truly. They are an indication to me that I am working hard enough, but not overdoing it (because they aren’t burst and weeping all over). … Continue reading Blisters! Yippeee!
Today, I had the beginnings of vertical creep up on me. I attempted a few vertical bouldering problems and got little traction on them, but the desire is there. I traversed several times as usual to warm up and practice my technique. I have to say I’m a bit disappointed in my efforts at the … Continue reading The beginnings of vertical