It’s Friday again which is never a bad thing. Today’s edition of Friday is especially notable because it’s the last Friday of August which means September Sendtember and October are fast approaching. This is good.
Fall is my favorite time of the year because the cooling temps and amazing colors we experience here in Wisconsin make it a real treat to spend time climbing hanging out in the outdoors. For others of you who actually go rock climbing fall is the prime time of the year to send those projects you spent all summer sweating in the gym preparing for.
No matter what grade you’re climbing… or what your goals are… the journey is the same. Pushing your own personal limits is something hugely rewarding.
One resource you may find helpful as you prepare for your fall projects is a new blog from Kris “ODub” Hampton called Power Company Climbing (which is where the above quote comes from). After a pretty nice run as a trad climber Hampton saw the light and began clipping bolts a few years ago and never looked back. It’s clear he takes his training seriously, and his steady rise up the grading scales indicates that whatever he is doing seems to be working. Check out his blog here.
If none of that works for you then I guess your only hope is to somehow be born again with the strength and motivation of a super strong climber like, say, Adam Ondra. This isn’t really possible of course, but I couldn’t help but laugh when I watched the below videos from this year’s Melloblocco bouldering event in Italy where one of the climbers says something to effect of, “you either have Adam Ondra’s pinchers or you’re screwed”. Truer words have, perhaps, never been spoken…