Thursday, February 19, 2009
Things I Suck at in Climbing
1. Jumping (3 or 4 points off) and catching a one-handed hold. Please refer to my lack of success on 'Dogwood' as a demonstration of this deficiency.
2. Climbing with just the middle three fingers. This is meat and potatoes stuff for a lot of people. I knew I wasn't great in this regard but a few minutes ago I realized how bad I really am at this. Here's how I came to this conclusion: I've been working out on the campus board doing some hard-for-me stuff with four fingers per hand on the small Metolius rungs when I decide I should try some three finger stuff. I CAN BARELY LADDER MY WAY UP ONE RUNG AT A TIME!!!! Fucking warm-up shit with four fingers. Good Christ.
I could probably fill in 3 and 4 but I'd actually prefer constructive criticism from my peers. One thing I miss from my soccer days is having a coach to point out where I could improve. Sooo, have at it. I want to know how I can improve my climbing, where to focus my attention. If you have any suggestions please feel free to comment.