Hello! Curious to see how many fellow climbers are around here and if the thread will get anywhere. Let's discuss climbing! I mostly climb artificial walls since I don't have access to natural walls where I am, but feel free to join in about whatever if it involves climbing
So what's your favourite aspect of climbing? Why do you love it, what do you love doing? What keeps you coming back despite those pesky finger pulley injuries? Any particular area you're working on improving at the moment? Or do you just enjoy having a go at the rock gym for fun, doesn't really matter what happens?
- I've been climbing for about 2.5 years regularly now. Started more than ten years ago though, but there was a couple of long breaks in between due to life getting in the way. However, now that I have a regular job and a pool of friends to go with, it's my main hobby and the thing I love doing most in the world. The focus I get when I'm working on a hard problem is like nothing else. I can never focus on anything else as hard as I am able to when there's a route that is pissing me off :P Plus, everything "clicks" when I'm on the wall.
- Currently working on improving my footwork in general. I'm naturally a dynamic climber, so my static movements are kinda lagging behind. As a result, for anything above a 6c (5.11a?), I lose strength rapidly as I'm wasting far too much energy move for move. Any good suggestions to train moving smoother?