There are a lot of good problems on the wall right now, and the bouldering area has been extended onto the lead wall where it is vertical/slight slab! That's good news for me because I have this injury that I'm still recovering from. Vertical and slab are great in comparison to all the overhanging bouldering … Continue reading Loving being back on the wall!
The colors are a bit more vivid, the blue dot in the lower right-hand corner is the "Help" button, and things just seem a little brighter. I'm not one for the block editor, though. I like the old formating tools because I have them figured out. Don't change too much, guys. And please, get rid … Continue reading WordPress did an update and I like it, mostly
After yesterday's climbing session, I felt very excited. Today, though, I felt the full soreness of not having climbed that hard in quite some time. I had the stiffness in my knee and the stiffness in my left wrist and thumb that cautioned me to take a day off. I still think that I should've … Continue reading Should’ve gone climbing today
"T", one of my best climbing buddies, asked if I wanted to go climbing today. Of course! We met at the climbing gym at 1000 hrs and I showed him the new Ten Sleep guidebook that I'd gotten. The war going on down in Ten Sleep over manufactured holds and routes has been a hot … Continue reading Had a great day of climbing with T!
I was thinking about my La Sportiva Katanas. When I bought my first pair of Katana Laces three years ago, they cost me $165. That was the same shoe that now costs $195 and some change. I'm not sure if the company that makes them decided they were a higher-end shoe than they had previously … Continue reading An example of rising prices
Despite the difficulties I'm going through with the PTSD right now, I did manage to climb for a second day in a row this morning. It felt great! I got my La Sportiva Katanas out and climbed in them this morning. I had forgotten what a great all-around climbing shoe they are, and how well … Continue reading Got the Katanas out
Talk about a major achievement! I finally climbed this morning! It was so great to be on the wall again! I taped up my left wrist and thumb, strapped on my climbing shoes, chalked up, and attacked the wall! At first, I noticed myself overgripping, so I downclimbed and took a breath. I then went … Continue reading Finally climbed this morning!
Every time I think things are okay, they fall apart again. I've had a bad run this past year. Got hit head-on by a reckless driver and broke my wrist, couldn't climb for five months, a dear former psychiatrist friend of mine almost died, then Pop passed away the day before Easter. Now I'm sick. … Continue reading Just can’t get it together
In case you're not familiar with it, there is a book in the Old Testament of the Holy Bible called The Book of Jonah. It's the history of a prophet of God who was called upon to go to a city called Ninevah and preach repentance to them, lest they be destroyed by God. Instead … Continue reading The Book of Jones
My left wrist has been the source of much pain in the last few weeks as the colder weather of autumn in the North has begun to move in. I'm tired of it hurting, but I did ask God to make it functional, and I did tell Him that I could deal with pain. I … Continue reading This wrist needs to stop hurting!