||[May. 21st, 2008|11:32 pm]
I climbed my first 5.10 tonight, a 5.10-!!!!!!!!!
I am feeling soooo incredible, I think it's going to be tough to come down from this high and get to sleep!
It was a corner climb, with a left-traverse start. I love corner climbs, but traversing to the left is my nemesis. Somehow, after about 4 attempts, I made it more than 6 inches off the ground... then came the fun! Luckiiy, I had the advice of avra, Brad, and Random-Bouldering-Guy.
Yep, in a corner climb half the work is done by pushing outwards into the corner with your hands and feet, and smearing or shimmying your way up, holding onto nothing, but pressing into the wall. SO. FUN. There were a ton of crimpy holds, and some good holds, and some REALLY CRIMPY TOE HOLDS that broke my feet.
The worst part was doing the splits for most of the way up, stretching my hip-flexors past their max, and then pushing up all my body weight on them. Somehow, even with the pain, this was REALLY fun.
There were two or three holds I had to leap for... imagine leaping for a hold, that's not that easy to grip, when your hands and feet are not really holding onto much because you're staying in place by pressing yourself into a corner. Fun. A few attempts for one of them, but fun.
Yep. I feel awesome. Fear my awesome!!!!!!!
The fabulous Brad climbed it after me. He's a copycat. ;)
Linz = pumped. I can't wait for more on Friday night!!!!!!!!