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 out to the left with your hands to the right of them to start. It’s a fun start, and one that I used to be able to do well. It makes for interesting problem-reading. I like reverse starts. They were somewhat of a signature for me. I miss route setting. A lot. I have ideas—great ideas. Some day they’ll be on a wall somewhere. Some day. Somewhere.
Today was a disappointing day for my performance at the climbing gym. I traversed once in each direction just to say I got on the wall… Seriously depressed. In trouble with it.