So I got to judge all of Boulder Bash at Riverrock this year and my conclusion is thus: Wow. That is really all you can say when watching these people climb 20 feet above your head. I was so comfortable with climbing fun and hard but damnit watching all of those athletes compete got me fired up.
It was some of the best climbing I’ve ever seen and some of the most interesting routes. I learned a lot about rules, comp strategy and route reading, but felt good that I could read them pretty well! V12 here I come?!
Sasha crushed, won by 0.5 points over Meagan Martin, which was crazy. Meagan did an assisted one arm pullup on the last hold she was on to try and move forward, and just wow. To do that, after being that pumped?!
I could go on but you guys get the idea. Time to go do 1000 pushups and hope that I send V13 by tomorrow!
Also, can I tell you guys how Kait and I are planning on opening our own bouldering gym when we’re older? We are going to rent our/buy a shop in the city somewhere, live upstairs, and turn the downstairs into a gnarly bouldering gym. Then we’re gonna make it hella cheap and super accessible to the public. If it even pays the rent, it’s a success to me.
I still can’t believe three years ago, what started as extortion, ended as love. And then we both got into climbing. It’s crazy how three years can change so much about your life. I would be in a completely different direction, and that direction sounds boring as fuck. Kait, climbing, and engineering are all I need in that order!
Started brushing my teeth, got on tumblr, ten minutes later, these teeth better be able to reflect the sun.