First time really climbing. My hands are rawww
Thank you @earthtrekscolumbia for hosting @thurolydelicious! :)
Thanks @earthtrekscolumbia for always providing an inclusive community! Had a great time hanging out with friends and getting some sends at the True to You Rendezvous tonight. 🎥 @timcervi
I went bouldering with my friend Rachel today. I had a lot of fun with her, but I realized I’m less focused when climbing with a partner. We socialized, which helped pass the time even faster than normal, and we cheered each other on for every climb. She helped coach me when I had trouble downclimbing from a problem once I had solved it. But we also spent longer at the gym than I expected. I felt very strong today. I completed some VIntro problems to warm up and to practice footwork, but they were otherwise quite easy. I did more V0s and V1s, though I didn’t solve all of them this time. But the fact that I solved some of them made me feel really good. 1. White VIntro - Success! This was just a warmup to show Rachel how to climb. 2. Purple V0 - Fail. I need to figure out footwork to get me past those three pocket holds. 3. Purple V1 - Success! I couldn’t solve this last time, but I felt much more confident about my movement and footwork today. 4. Pink V0 - Success! Last time, I couldn’t figure out how to move from left to right, but I got it this time. 5. Green V1 - Success! This one took patience. I also had a harder time climbing down from it than climbing up. 6. Black V0 - Success! 7. Pink VIntro - Success! I practiced silent feet on this one. 8. Purple V0 - Fail. I got to the third-to-last hold before I gave up. Overhangs are tough! 9. Green V0 - Success! — #climbing #rockclimbing #bouldering #boulderingbabes #girlswhoclimb #climbingjourney #gettingfit #pocclimbing #climbinggym #bouldergym #climber #climbergirl
Today i realized how much i need to get my strength back up and not just go to da gym and lift heavy weights. Smh this was one of da easier courses too 🤦🏽♂️
welp haven’t posted in a while but... here’s some speed, i haven’t actually trained speed much this year- enjoy my slow runs —> last video is from the mock divisionals @reachclimbingphilly this past saturday... they’ve got a fresh new 15 meter :)
Deliriously 46, 3 hours 46 climbs and humid and hot in the gym. Sauna time!!!! #youneedfans #youracguyssuck #ohboy #gonnabesore #okaynotassoreasithought This is about 42 climbs in all were over 7-5.9 climbs 10-5.11 the rest 5.10 oh and one warmup 5.8. See you at the gym
Thoroughly enjoyed this project because of the terrain! 😼
Today’s trip to the rock climbing gym was a lot better than the last one—better because I approached each problem with a different mindset. Previously, I thought I could simply complete a problem and move on, never thinking about it again. Then I thought I could solve all of the problems in a grade and simply move up to the next grade. I came to realize, though, that bouldering is a slow and steady progression of strength and technique. It’s not about brute forcing your way through each problem, discarding them once completed. Instead, each problem is a friend to get to know. Each one is supposed to teach us something new about ourselves and about the wall. With this in mind, I went to the gym prepared to learn. I looked at each VIntro and V0 problem as a companion. I examined each one and tried to visualize my ascent. Whenever I successfully reached the finish hold, I found myself pausing, without intending it, and saying “thank you” mentally. I still haven’t decided if I was thanking the problem for its lesson or thanking my body for its power. Probably a combination of the two. Anyway, here are today’s problems. 1. Yellow VIntro - Success. I actually solved this one twice today, because I forgot I had already solved it the first time when I went up to solve it the second time. I had fallen from this one during my last trip, so I am happy I was able to solve it TWICE this time. 2. White VIntro - Success. 3. Purple V0 - Fail. This one is tough. I couldn’t figure out how to maneuver around the big hold in the middle. 4. Yellow VIntro - Success. 5. Orange V0 - Fail, twice. I need to figure out overhangs. 6. White VIntro - Success. I struggled with this one last time, but this time, I was patient and slow, and I watched where I put my feet. 7. Orange V0 - Success. 8. Orange VIntro - Success. 9. Orange V0 - Success. 10. White VIntro - Success. Sorry for the potato quality of the photo. Not sure what happened there. — #climbing #rockclimbing #bouldering #boulderingbabes #girlswhoclimb #climbingjourney #gettingfit #pocclimbing #climbinggym #bouldergym #climber #climbergirl
Fastest run on this route yet. . . . #speedclimbing @earthtrekscolumbia @frictionlabs @hiyah_bars @crimpchimps #chalkmatters #keepclimbing #bouldering #rockclimbing #climbing #frictionlabs #proteinbarsforkids #kidsnutrition #crimpchimps #sheplayswewin @tenayaclimbing @trangoclimbing #adidasterrex @usaclimbing #usaclimbing
As mentioned in my previous post, I did manage to get a video of this orange V0 thanks to a young couple who were just starting out, too. I don’t really think about how to solve a problem before I start, preferring instead to figure it out as I go, which is obvious here. Such a process will probably slow me down in the long run, but I’m okay with that. I’ll keep practicing problems until I can climb each one smoothly, without thinking. — #climbing #rockclimbing #bouldering #boulderingbabes #girlswhoclimb #climbingjourney #gettingfit #pocclimbing #climbinggym #bouldergym #climber #climbergirl
Today was my second day bouldering and I am FEELING IT. Swipe all the way to the end for a video summary of my climbs today! The photos are all of the problems I tackled, minus one which I managed to get a video of. That will go in its own separate post. 1. Black V1 - This is the one I failed last time and tried climbing again. I fell at the same spot! 2. Pink VB / VIntro - Success! 3. Purple VB / VIntro - Success! 4. Purple V1 - Failed this one, though I succeeded last time. 5. Black V0 - Success! 6. Pink V0 - Fail. I was on the left side and couldn’t figure out how to get all the way right. 7. White VB / VIntro - Success! 8. Orange V0 - Fail. I got my hand on the second-to-last hold and couldn’t figure out how to get up to the finish. 9. Yellow VB / VIntro - Fail. Same thing; I got to the second-to-last and couldn’t pull myself up. EDIT: Just realized the video gets cut off! Lame! I guess Instagram only allows 30 second videos in posts. — #climbing #rockclimbing #bouldering #boulderingbabes #girlswhoclimb #climbingjourney #gettingfit #pocclimbing #climbinggym #bouldergym #climber #climbergirl
Super proud mom moment: Luca won the Heart and Soul Award tonight for the Columbia Earth Treks team. Out of all the kids on all levels of team, his coaches and peers chose to give him this award because of his hard work, enthusiasm, climbing abilities and just being an all-around great teammate. His coaches had so many amazing things to say about him. He’ll hold onto this for a year and will help choose next year’s recipient. We couldn’t be prouder. 🥰 And, yes, I cried.
Breaking down this V7 and working on some more sequences with the Jeeries 🤙🏾
Smashed this V6 and taught the Jerries some top rope skills 💪🏼🧗🏾♂️
Sprint workout + a little bouldering + Core Burn taught by @quentincornelius = great start to the weekend!
🧗🏻♀️ We try to lead regularly because otherwise I get scared 😂 I still don’t lead at the same grade that I top rope...just can’t do it. I guess if you practice whippers you can desensitize yourself to it, but...that doesn’t sound fun, either 😂
I would post a picture of me hanging off of a rock but that'd just be dishonest. Life right now is all about adjusting to my new job, spending time with family, reconnecting with old friends, and training hard for fall projects here in the East. Here's to long days on the tension board to get ready for longer days at the New!
Finally tried this today!!! Big thanks to Anessa for always being happy to teach me new things!!!
Yesterday I went climbing at @earthtrekscolumbia and had a fun time. I was a little worried about my feet because I had just done a one night, two day backpacking trip, but they were okay. To end out our climbing, me and @cfhannie both tried to get up this 5.11b and I somehow managed to struggle my way up. Definitely out of my level, but I had fun and that’s all that really matters. —————————————————————— #climbing #climber #climb #climbers #climbersofinstagram #climberslife #climbingrocks #climbergirl #climbing_is_my_passion #climbergirls #climbingtraining #climbingislife #climbing_is_my_life #climbinggym #rockclimbinggym #gym #earthtreks #rockclimber #rockclimbers #climbersrock #rockclimbergirl #rockclimbing #rockclimbinglife #rockclimbingwomen #rockclimbingwall
Climbing was the best thing I started in 2019, and it's made even better by having now 2 badass lady climbers to join me @donovanfelch @alliemichelle22 :)
Thursday speed and lead
Climbing (fake) rocks! 🧗🏻♂️😳
In process of learning and getting better at lead climbing. I need to learn to relax and to not be so afraid all the time, too 🙃. . #leadclimbing #leadclimb #leadwall #sportclimbing #progress #learning #climbing #climbinggym #indoorclimbing #rockclimbing #climbingholds #footwork #earthtrekscolumbia
Lotus in free star and levitating lotus 2high? 😝😁 ✨ No AcroYoga class on Memorial Day at #earthtrekscolumbia 🌿 Go outside and get upside down! Change your perspective. 🌞 . . . . . #tolasana #liftfriendsup #liftedlotus #yogawithfriends #acroyoga #acroteachers #acroyogacolumbia #flipit #yogini #freestar #padmasana #invertedlife #upsidedown
Happy birthday, Momma. Thanks for letting Lisa and I drag you into our wild adventures.
This was a long one. I also have a love/hate relationship with these flake holds. Pretty cool and fun otherwise :) . #flash #flashclimb #newgym #newproblems #flakeholds #bouldering #boulderingproblems #boulderinggym #indoorbouldering #climbing #climbinggym #indoorclimbing #rockclimbing #climbingholds #footwork #earthtrekscolumbia
a five year old kicked my butt today when she sent the V2 i was on & i’m literally so proud of her u go girl
Do you remember when you couldn't do a single pull up? Know anyone who is afraid to try climbing bc they aren't strong? Climbing is a fun way to get you there! @lorieklingbarnes ...good to see you again, so 💪💪.
Buds came to the gym. I got my ass kicked all day on the mats and walls tbh. 1. Brian paying really close attention to his belay 2. Short short, long sleeve szn 3. Buds 4. 🐒’s second time climbing. You can hear us freaking out. . . . . . #climbing #climbinggym #eyesontheprize #beachvibesallyear #shortshortsseason #monkeyman
Form follows function. _____ #bouldering #boulderinglife #boulder #bouldering_pictures_of_instagram #boulderingproblems #climb #climbing #climbon #climbingtraining #climbing_lovers #climber #climbing_worldwide #climbingnation #training #trainingday #trainhard #soill #earthtreks
Another cool climb from @earthtrekscolumbia. I liked the stemming movement/mantles it forced you to do. (This is sped up a ton because it was also really scary). . #slab #slabwall #crimps #footwork #mantles #bouldering #boulderingproblems #boulderinggym #indoorbouldering #climbing #climbinggym #indoorclimbing #rockclimbing #climbingholds #earthtrekscolumbia
Stopped by ET Columbia for the first time on Saturday. Always love visiting another gym because there's new walls, new sets, new problems, and new holds. This was a cool climb; I liked the movement. . #bouldering #boulderingproblems #boulderinggym #indoorbouldering #climbing #climbinggym #indoorclimbing #rockclimbing #climbingholds #footwork #pockets #crimps #flash #flashclimb #newgym #newproblems #earthtrekscolumbia